Letter To The Editor: Refuting Pacheco And Nunez

By EDWARD BIRNBAUM
Los Alamos
 
The Jan. 26 Los Alamos Daily Post report in which Representatives Pacheco and Nunez call the Republican version of Real ID legislation that passed the House Judiciary Committee a “compromise”, is disingenuous at best, and an outright lie at worst.  
 
Real “compromise” legislation was passed in the Senate 35-5 in last year’s session, with the support of almost all Democrats AND Republican’s, but was blocked by the House Republicans who never brought it up for a vote.  
 
The fact that the legislation sponsored by Pacheco and Nunez passed the committee in this session by a 7-6 vote on party lines, should tell everyone that there is NO compromise in this legislation, and calling it so, doesn’t make it so.
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