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Sen. Bob Corker: Short border security amendment seems long because it has big letters

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Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., pushed back at the idea that he and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., authored a massive immigration proposal, saying that the amendment is only 119 pages long — and even that page length is misleading, he said.

“Triple-spaced, big letters,” Corker said. “Got a lot of seniors in this body,” he cracked. Corker said that three or four legislative pages works out to about one conventional page of text.

The immigration bill was re-filed, with Corker-Hoeven included, and the full bill runs to about 1,200 pages. But the amendment adjusts aspects of the whole bill, which is why critics complain that it’s a new 1,200 page piece of legislation.

 

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