Thursday, June 07, 2007

The immigration bill is dead. (for now)

WASHINGTON (AP) - 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.
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17 comments:

nanc said...

warren?

Warren said...

yea?

Hugo Chavez said...

tmw?

nanc said...

farmer?

nanc said...

brownie?

no, you may not post here - EVER! now, i'm off to my secret society meeting - SHOO!

Always On Watch Two said...

The defeat of the bill was the best news in a long time. I confess that I thought it would pass.

Farmer John said...

Nanc?

nanc said...

beamish?

cube said...

Warren, I know this is off-topic, but I wanted to thank you for your help with the formatting of my test blog, Klein Bottle.

I'm going to try to fix it, but bear with me, I'm just a noobie.

The Merry Widow said...

oooooooooooooogoo?

tmw

nanc said...

cubie the newbie?

Warren said...

Cube, you're welcome.

We are all noobies at some time or the other.

Off Topic... LOL!!!!

nanc said...

elbro?

cube said...

nanc?

Why is everyone using an interrogative lilt at the end of a name?

nanc said...

oh, i'm just takin' roll!

good, you're here.

Russet Shadows said...

Not only is the bill on life support, but its prospects of passing in the upcoming year prior to an election year are next-to-nil. To wit, the presidential candidates can use it as an example of Washington standard politics (even some Democrats are against the thing); not only that, but you have elections in the House and Senate coming up. No legislator up for reelection wants to be associated with this travesty.

Whomever timed the voting on this thing was really, really dumb. It just unified the people against illegal immigration, against Congress, and against a lot of sitting reps at the same time. '08 will be a complete bloodshed.

Always On Watch Two said...

RS,
I hope you're right.