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    Increase in border patrol agents approved by Senate

    Increase in border patrol agents approved by Senate

    by tony batt
    stephens washington bureau

    WASHINGTON — The Senate voted overwhelmingly last week to spend $3 billion over the next five years to hire thousands of new border patrol agents and expand technological surveillance of the nation’s borders

    The money would be included in a homeland security spending bill, which the Senate approved after failing last month to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

    The 89-1 vote to beef up border patrol underscored the lingering prominence of immigration as an issue that galvanizes American voters.

    Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, was the only senator to oppose the border security spending increase, citing his reluctance “to burden our children and grandchildren with another $3 billion of debt.
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    Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, was the only senator to oppose the border security spending increase, citing his reluctance “to burden our children and grandchildren with another $3 billion of debt.

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