Thursday, December 9, 2010

Senate Delays DREAM Act Vote - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

The Senate today voted to delay debate on the DREAM Act, an immigration measure that would help foreign-born young people gain a chance at earning legal status by joining the military or entering college.

Recognizing they could not win the 60 votes to break a Republican-led filibuster on their own version of the bill, Senate Democrats will now put the House version up for a bill next week.

Yesterday, the House passed its version of the legislation by a vote of 216 to 198, with eight Republicans joining Democrats to support the bill and more than three dozen Democrats voting against it.

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