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October 25, 2007

Cloture Vote on DREAM Act Fails

On October 24, 2007, the Senate failed to garner the 60 votes needed to move forward with debate on the DREAM Act (S. 2205). The 52-44 vote in favor of proceeding to debate on the DREAM Act was eight votes short of the 60 votes necessary for cloture. A successful cloture vote would have allowed senators to begin debating and amending the DREAM Act before voting on its final passage.

Eight Democrats joined 36 Republicans to block the measure from moving forward, while 12 Republicans joined 38 Democrats and two Independents to vote in favor. To find out how your senators voted on the DREAM Act, visit Contact Congress at http://capwiz.com/aila2/vote.xc/?votenum=394&chamber=S&congress=1101&voteid=10474806&state=US View AILA's statement on the Senate's failure to proceed with debate on the DREAM Act at http://www.aila.org/content/default.aspx?docid=23691

Posted by VisaLawyer at October 25, 2007 12:06 PM

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