Dole Pulls Immigration-Reform Bill: Kills Vote to Raise Minimum Wage
Price, Joyce, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole yanked an immigration reform bill from the floor yesterday after Democrats indicated they would use the measure to get a vote on the minimum wage.
"We are not going to debate the immigration bill. It is being held hostage now because of the demands on the other side . . . we are not going to be held hostage by Social Security amendments and minimum wage amendments," the irate Republican leader said.
Mr. Dole said he would only proceed with the bill, designed to crack down on illegal immigration, if the Senate agreed to limit its consideration to "relevant amendments only."
But Minority Leader Tom Daschle insisted …
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Publication information: Article title: Dole Pulls Immigration-Reform Bill: Kills Vote to Raise Minimum Wage. Contributors: Price, Joyce - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: April 17, 1996. Page number: 4. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.
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