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December 18, 2010

Dream Act fails to move forward ... 55-41

Topics: Immigration and Border Issues, Political News and commentaries

Via Free Republic: McCaskill voted yes. Snowe No. Nelson No. Collins No. Bennett-Utah yes.

From the AP:

WASHINGTON (AP) � Senate Republicans have blocked a bill to grant hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children a chance to gain legal status if they enroll in college or join the military.

Sponsors of what they call the Dream Act needed 60 Senate votes for it, but fell five short. The House passed the bill last week. It was a last-ditch effort to enact it before it Republicans take control of the House from Democrats in January.

Katrina Trinko provides more details at NRO:
Among Republicans, only Sens. Bob Bennett of Utah, Richard Lugar of Indiana, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska voted for the bill.

On the Democat side, Sens. Jon Tester of Montana, Max Baucus of Montana, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Mark Pyror of Arkansas, and Kay Hagan of North Carolina voted against the bill.

[...] Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia - who faces another election in 2012, and won this year by positioning himself to the right of many Democrats (including running an ad in which he shot the cap-and-trade legislation) - also voted against the DREAM Act.

Yet another Harry Reid miscalulation!

Posted by Richard at December 18, 2010 11:37 AM



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