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Senate Immigration Bill Defeated…Again

Posted by Joshua Price on June 28, 2007

For the second time in two weeks the “comprehensive” immigration reform bill in the Senate has been shot down.

Proponents of the bill failed to get the 3/5 majority needed to invoke cloture (end debate). The motion was defeated 53-46, 14 votes shy of the 60 needed to pass (a full breakdown of the vote can be found on the link below).

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) has said this will be the last attempt to revive the bill for this session.

The bottom line on this bill is that the American people’s voices were heard. Sen. Sessions (R-Alabama) alluded to this by saying that the Senate office phone lines had effectively been shutdown–even as late as during this morning’s debate–due to constituents voicing their concerns.

Today is one of the few times the American people can feel like we do have some representation in Congress.

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