Immigration Cloture Vote Fails, 45-50

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Jun 07, 2007 9:25 PM

Reid has reportedly withdrawn the bill, according to Drudge, but I haven't seen it reported elsewhere.

A broad immigration bill to legalize millions of people in the U.S. unlawfully failed a crucial test vote in the Senate Thursday, a stunning setback that could spell its defeat for the year.

The vote was 45-50 against limiting debate on the bill, 15 short of the 60 that the bill's supporters needed to prevail. Most Republicans voted to block Democrats' efforts to bring the bill to a final vote.

Michelle's liveblogging of the events, here.

Video highlights, here.




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