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Washington January 22, 2018 – Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement on today’s vote:

“I voted no on the bill today for one reason: It didn’t include the Dream Act, as has been repeatedly promised. I’m frustrated and angry that once again we were prevented from voting on that bill.

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“We’ve debated the Dream Act for 17 years, and for 17 years Republicans have blocked the bill. Now, with the fate of hundreds of thousands of Dreamers in the balance, Republican leadership again refused to allow a vote.

“We have an obligation to these young people. We need to act. It’s the right thing to do.”