Portraits of Power - faces in American politics - jef1000

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Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) speaks at a press conference following the failure of the DREAM act cloture vote.Minors Act (the DREAM Act) would give hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants a path to legal status if they enrolled in college or joined the armed forces. The Senate vote to cut off debate failed, 55-41, essentially killing the legislation for this year. This took place on a rare Saturday session in the US Capitol in Washington DC on December 18, 2010. (Photo by Jeff Malet)