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Friday
Jun212013

Senate Files Immigration Amendment; First Vote on Monday

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The bipartisan immigration amendment on border security was filed in the Senate on Friday afternoon.
 
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., made the announcement on the Senate floor, saying, “This amendment will put to rest any remaining credible concerns about the border -- about border security.”
 
The first test vote on the amendment will be taken Monday at 5:30 p.m., when Senators decide whether to proceed or to debate.

The amendment is sponsored by Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn. It has become part of a larger amendment from Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., chairman of the Judiciary Committee.
 
“Next week, we’re going to add immigration as an example of how to get things done,” Reid said Friday on the Senate floor.
 
The schedule for votes next week remains up in the air, but Reid said he hopes to have a final vote on the Senate immigration bill by the end of next week.

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