On May 22, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) signed the discharge petition for the SAVE Act, just days after being sworn into office as a Member of Congress. This brings the total number of discharge petition signers to 189, just 29 shy of the 218 needed to force a floor vote on the bill. Rep. Scalise replaces Rep. Richard Baker in Louisiana’s first congressional district. Rep. Baker had a career “A” grade from Americans for Better Immigration.
Updated: Wed, Jul 29th 2009 @ 1:22pm EDT