Senate Passes Immigration Bill

They didn’t get the 70 votes they’d hoped for, but in the end it was 68-32, with 14 Republicans voting for it, plus all 52 Dems and 2 Independents.

But John Boehner said today that he will invoke the Hastert rule (nothing gets to the House floor unless approved by a majority of the majority) on any immigration bill that might emerge from a Conference Committee.  It tough to imagine a bill that would get a majority of the crazy Republicans in the House also getting approved by the Senate and signed by the Prez.  Any Conference bill that could pass the Senate would have to pass the House with mostly Dems and a few R’s.

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