The Washington Times reports that three weeks after the Senate denied funding for a border fence, they vote to fund it.
Mr. Frist made no mention of the July vote, which was on an amendment to the homeland-security appropriations bill, but his spokeswoman said her boss feared what homeland-security programs might be cut under that earlier amendment.
Other top Republicans seconded that explanation as the reason they voted against the last amendment and for this one.
The new amendment took money from a $86.3 billion “contingency fund” the Senate included in its proposed 2007 budget, which the lawmakers said was a better source than funding the border fence with homeland security money.
How dare we not fund homeland security with homeland security money.
Senator Voinovich switched his vote from No to Yes in Roll Call 220. He was for the fence before he was against the fence before he was for it.