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Toomey Statement on Today’s Immigration Votes

February 15, 2018
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Washington, D.C.- U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement on today's immigration votes:

"I am disappointed that the Senate was unable to reach an agreement today on immigration policy. I voted in favor of legislation to provide a pathway to citizenship for individuals who were brought to the United States illegally at a young age and address other critical challenges within our broken immigration system, including border security and enforcement."

"It was also deeply troubling that a minority of Senators blocked consideration of my common-sense bipartisan amendment designed to end dangerous sanctuary city policies."

Senator Toomey's bipartisan amendment received 54 votes, but did not receive the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster.