Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 06040410 (posted Apr. 4, 2006)"
On 4/3/06, the Senate voted on two amendments to S. 2454, the Securing America’s Borders Act. Bingaman Amdt. No. 3210, “To provide financial aid to local law enforcement officials along the Nation’s borders,” passed by a vote of 84-6, with 10 Senators not voting. Alexander Amdt. No. 3193, “To prescribe the binding oath or affirmation of renunciation and allegiance required to be naturalized as a citizen of the United States, to encourage and support the efforts of prospective citizens of the United States to become citizens, and for other purposes,” passed by a vote of 91-1, with 8 Senators not voting. Specter’s legislation (the Judiciary Committee bill) was offered as a substitute amendment to Frist’s bill, and both the Bingaman and Alexander proposals were offered as second-degree amendments to Specter’s, so these amendments will not be attached to a final bill if Specter’s amendment fails.