Normally, a legislature’s voting record should tell you where they stand, but watch out for sleight of hand. Thanks to a legislative maneuver, Senate Democrats plan to tout their support for border security despite knowingly working against it.
The vote in question took place on Sunday during amendments to the Inflation Reduction Act, the tax and spending bill that Senate Democrats passed later that day. Republican Sen. James Lanford proposed an amendment to extend Title 42, the Covid-era policy allowing for swift removal of frontier workers. President Biden wants to quit the policy, but a federal judge in May blocked his attempt.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-border-security-ruse-in-the-senate-title-42-democrats-james-lankford-maggie-hassan-kyrsten-sinema-jon-tester-11660081233 A Border Security Ruse in the Senate