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06-SP4072 on May 18, 2006

Legislation by 2008 Presidential Candidates: providing funding for social services for noncitizens
Source: SCAAP Funding (S.AMDT.4072 to S.2611)
OFFICIAL CONGRESSIONAL SUMMARY: To establish a grant program to provide financial assistance to States and local governments for the costs of providing health care and educational services to noncitizens, and to provide additional funding for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP).

SPONSOR'S INTRODUCTORY REMARKS: Sen. CLINTON: Immigration is a Federal responsibility. For too long the Federal Government has neglected its duty. My amendment addresses one of the clearest examples of this neglect because our failed national immigration policy has left our State and local governments to bear the brunt of the cost of immigration. Our schools, our hospitals, our other State and local services are being strained.

This amendment does several things. It helps finally provide adequate support for State and local governments. How? Well, it not only appropriates the SCAAP funding to our States, but it establishes a program that provides financial assistance to State and local governments for the cost of health and educational services related to immigration. Money is allocated to our States in accordance with a funding formula based on the size and recent growth of the State's noncitizen population. The State must then pass the funds on to local governments and other entities that need the money for reimbursement.

LEGISLATIVE OUTCOME:Rollcall vote #133; lost 43-52.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Question 12: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Immigration
  • Headline: Provide funding for social services for noncitizens (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill funding social services for noncitizens (Score: 1)

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Democrats participating in 06-SP4072

Barbara Boxer s1oCA Democratic Jr Senator 
Hillary Clinton s2pNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State 
Barack Obama s1oIL Former Democratic Senator (until 2008) 
Ken Salazar s1oCO Former Democratic Senator (entered Cabinet, 2009) 
Charles Schumer s1oNY Democratic Sr Senator 

Republicans participating in 06-SP4072

Independents participating in 06-SP4072

Joseph Lieberman s1oCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 5
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1

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