…The U.S. Senate is in the middle of voting for a cloture motion for the comprehensive immigration reform bill which was a compromise put together by Sens. Isakson and Chambliss. This cloture motion essentially is a motion for the Senate to proceed towards consideration of the immigration reform bill. To my knowledge, no substantial action or changes has been made to the bill, this motion simply allows for the Senate to consider the legislation.
Here’s how Chambliss & Isakson voted along with the final result of the vote:
Saxby Chambliss voted aye.
Johnny Isakson voted aye.
On the motion to invoke cloture and to proceed to the consideration of the immigration bill, the final vote was 69 yays, 23 nays and the motion passed.
Harry Reid has just said that the Senate will not take up the immigration bill until after the Senate returns from it’s Memorial Day recess.