Today's vote in the Senate appears to have stopped the Bill from proceeding to a where a simple majority could pass it. ...proponents of the bill could only muster 46 votes in favor today, with 53 opposed.
Both Missouri Senators, Bond and McCaskill, voted NO on cloture today! (Sen. Bond voted YES on Tuesday but changed his vote to NO today!)
THIS IS A GIANT VICTORY for those who want government to respond to the people. The pro-amnesty politicians LOST BIG in this one. We must maintain our vigilance, however. Sen. Harry Reid was quoted as saying that he would look for another opportunity to bring the Bill up for vote again within the next few weeks. (paraphrased from an article in the N.Y. Times)
The next thing on the agenda should be to seal the border NOW! Congress and the President need to support effective measures to do that!
YOUR SUPPORT WAS A VITAL FACTOR, THE DECIDING FACTOR, IN TODAY'S VICTORY. YOUR FELLOW AMERICANS THANK YOU FOR THAT SUPPORT!
Excerpt from article in today's New York Times:
WASHINGTON, June 28 -The Senate voted today to effectively block efforts to overhaul the nation's immigration laws, meaning that the issue is most likely dead until after the 2008 elections. Needing 60 votes to bring debate on the contentious bill to an end - a step called cloture - and move it toward passage, proponents of the bill could only muster 46 votes in favor today, with 53 opposed.