Cloture Vote on Legal Immigration Reform Bill passes (68-32) setting vote to officially pass before 5 pm ESTThursday, June 27th, 2013
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Cloture Vote on Legal Immigration Reform Bill passes (68-32) setting vote to officially pass before 5 pm EST.
Senate may pass immigration bill today
‘There is no reason after these [procedural] votes today to delay this,’ Reid said. | AP PhotoBy SEUNG MIN KIM | 6/27/13 10:02 AM EDT
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is pressing his chamber to pass the immigration bill later Thursday, calling on senators to acknowledge that final approval of the landmark legislation is all but inevitable.
Right now, the final vote for the bill is set for later Friday, Reid said. But senators can agree to move up the vote, and Reid said he is trying to schedule final passage for later Thursday afternoon or evening.
“There is no reason after these votes today to delay this,” Reid said Thursday. “If people want to delay it, they can.”Reid also announced that senators will vote from their desks for final passage – a practice that is generally reserved for historic legislation.