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UPDATE: Immigration passes Senate, 68-32; local GOP senators not on board

06/27/2013 4:37 PM

06/27/2013 4:38 PM

UPDATE #2: As expected, Sens. Blunt, Moran, and Roberts were no votes on immigration reform. McCaskill was a yes.

Moran mistakenly voted yes, then changed.

UPDATE: The Senate has passed immigration reform, 68-32. We’ll have the local vote when it’s posted.


The Senate may vote late Thursday on an immigration reform bill that has at least some support from the Republican minority.


Roy Blunt, Jerry Moran, and Pat Roberts

aren’t among those supporters, though. All three voted with 29 GOP colleagues Thursday to continue debate on the bill.

There were enough votes for cloture, however, so a final vote will come today or tomorrow. All Senate Democrats voted for cloture and will likely vote for the final bill.


Claire McCaskill of Missouri is a Democrat.


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