Sen. Coburn's Pro-Enforcement Amendment to Interior Spending Bill Adopted
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) offered an amendment (SA 2523) to the Dept. of Interior spending bill (H.R. 2996) that would prevent any funds in the bill from being used to limit U.S. law enforcement activities, including immigration enforcement, on public lands near the border. The language is near identical to an amendment adopted during yesterday’s House debate and passage of H.R. 324 – the Santa Cruz National Heritage Area Act. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who chairs the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, requested a unanimous consent and the amendment was adopted without a recorded vote.