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Post  News Hawk on Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:45 am

Her loathsome sex trafficking vote


U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen shamed herself with a vote that no one in New Hampshire should ever forget. That day, to her eternal discredit, she voted against a bill to help sex trafficking victims - on the order of her biggest campaign donor.

The bill was the Justice for Victims of Sex Trafficking Act. Among its bipartisan list of cosponsors are Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. The bill would create a sex trafficking victim assistance fund, financed by revenue from criminal fines.

Just before the bill was to come up for a vote, the abortion lobby noticed that it contained a long-standing provision, "routinely included in spending bills," as Politico reported, called the Hyde amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding of elective abortions. The call went out: block the bill.

The pro-abortion organization Emily's List attacked the bipartisan bill as Republican legislation too "extreme" to pass. Emily's List is Shaheen's top campaign donor. Shaheen dutifully voted to filibuster the bill, preventing it from being brought up for a vote. In last year's Senate race, Emily's List was Shaheen's largest supporter, directing $250,231 to her campaign, most from members, $10,000 from the group's political action committee, according to Opensecrets.org. Since 2001, Emily's List has directed $1,151,534 to Shaheen.
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Seemed like a "slam-dunk" to me...

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Post  WHL on Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:55 am

Amendments should be banned. I know they are in every bill but they sure cause a lot of trouble.
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