Senate Passes Landmark “Comprehensive” Immigration Bill on a 62-36 vote

Senate legislation offering millions of illegal immigrants a chance at citizenship passes the Senate and now faces opposition in a joint conference committee with House Members that passed an enforcement only bill. (For a bill comparison click here)

So many subplots and subtopics to cover! President Bush said the House “began a national dialogue” when it passed an immigration bill last year … does this reflect the changes in the dialogue since then? Who will the leadership appoint to this critical conference? Wyden, Smith, Cantwell, Craig, and Murray all vote Yes “¦ who does this hurt or help? Do you expect the conference to move more to the Senate bill or the House bill and why? And the every looming and always present question “¦. Does this bill give amnesty to the millions of undocumented workers already in the United States? And more importantly … who else was shocked that we only had 3 Leo’s in the Senate? (See Below) Discuss.
Some interesting numbers from the Washington Post. (link)

The vote by region “¦.

Region Yes No Not Voting
Midwest 16 8 0
Northeast 16 2 0
South 13 18 1
West 17 8 1
Total 62 36 2

The vote by party “¦

Party Yes No Not Voting
Democratic 38 4 2
Independent 1 0 0
Republican 23 32 0
Total 62 36 2

And my favorite “¦ the vote by astrological sign “¦

Astrological sign Yes No Not Voting
Aquarius 8 4 0
Aries 3 2 0
Cancer 6 2 0
Capricorn 5 3 0
Gemini 3 0 1
Leo 2 1 0
Libra 6 2 0
Pisces 7 3 1
Sagittarius 6 3 0
Scorpio 8 4 0
Taurus 3 9 0
Virgo 5 3 0
Total 62 36 2

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