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Sen. Sessions Urges Fellow Senators to Oppose the DREAM Act

December 2, 2010

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), who also serves as the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, addressed a letter to his Senate colleagues urging them to oppose the DREAM Act. In his letter, Sen. Sessions criticized the Leadership's decision to bypass committee markup of several different versions of the bill and their unwillingness to have the costs of the bill scored by the Congressional Budget Office.

Not one of these bills has been reviewed by the Judiciary Committee, nor have Senators been provided with a CBO score. This shell game makes it nearly impossible for members of this body, and their constituents, to properly review and consider the legislation prior to a vote. It is an abuse of the process and on that basis alone members ought to oppose cloture.

-- Sen. Jeff Sessions letter dated Dec. 2, 2010

Sen. Sessions also discussed the weaknesses of the DREAM Act by highlighting:

For more information, see Sen. Sessions website.