Facing GOP objections, Democrats are putting aside the Dream Act. They’re short of the 60 votes needed to advance the measure.
Democratic officials say they’ll to move the House-passed version after the Senate acts on funding the government and extending tax cuts. Republicans have said they won’t agree to consider anything else until those issues are addressed.
Last night’s House passage of DREAM (216-198) brings us closer than we have ever been to victory! This morning we urge our readers to make final calls to all Senators to urge them to vote for cloture on DREAM.
The Senate is scheduled to vote at 11am and will need 60 votes to win.
The House victory has changed the tone on DREAM and gives our Senators a greater sense of urgency that their individual votes will be the deciding ones for a historic victory on immigration. EVERY VOTE counts so make your final calls now.
Last night DREAM triumphed over partisanship and won the votes of 8 House Republicans and many conservative Democrats. To make DREAM possible, the Senate leadership made the unprecedented move of delaying their voting until today.
The momentum is building on DREAM. Make your calls now so we can get this passed.
All Offices Should be contacted, but if you live in these states, we REALLY need your support because one of your Senators is a SWING VOTE on DREAM!
MAINE: Collins & Snowe
NORTH CAROLINA: Hagan
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Gregg
SOUTH CAROLINA: Graham
UTAH: Bennett & Hatch
VIRGINIA: Warner & Webb
WEST VIRGINIA: Manchin