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June 8, 2007

Senate Immigration Votes - June 7, 2007 (Part 2)

Senate Immigration Votes - June 7, 2007 (Part 1)

S. 1348: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007


Amendments (GovTrack, Thomas)

Motion to Instruct Sgt. at Arms
Passed 72-13

Upon Reconsideration, Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Kennedy Amdt. No. 1150, As Amended; In the nature of a substitute.
Failed 45-50

Immigration Overhaul Bill Stalls in Senate
A tenuous compromise to overhaul the nation's immigration laws collapsed last night when senators from both parties refused to cut off debate and move to a final vote, handing the unlikely alliance of Democratic leaders and President Bush a setback on a major domestic priority.

Careful Strategy Is Used to Derail Immigration Bill
Two weeks ago, when the immigration bill landed on the Senate floor, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) voted against an amendment that targeted one of its key provisions: a guest-worker program that President Bush and many U.S. companies have sought for years.

A Failure of Leadership in a Flawed Political Culture
The collapse of comprehensive immigration revision in the Senate last night represents a political defeat for President Bush, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), the bill's most prominent sponsors. More significantly, it represents a scathing indictment of the political culture of Washington.

Senate immigration compromise collapses
Victim of partisan bickering reflected a broader national divide over millions of illegal immigrants.

Immigration Bills Backers Vow to Continue Efforts
Sponsors of a comprehensive immigration overhaul that has stalled in the Senate today vowed to persevere in seeking passage of the legislation this summer.

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