May 28, 2013
Is immigration reform dead?
Senator Menendez just said something rather surprising about the immigration bill in the US Senate: "The Gang of Eight immigration bill does not yet have a 60-vote majority in the Senate, according to one of its authors, Sen. Bob Menendez. During an interview with Univision's Jorge Ramos, Menendez (D-N.J.) appeared confident that Congress will pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill. But he said the Senate bill's backers haven't yet cobbled together a large enough majority to avoid a potential filibuster. "We don't currently have 60 votes identified in the Senate," he said during the interview with Ramos, which was conducted in Spanish for "Al Punto," Univision's Sunday public affairs show. "We need to add more votes on the floor." " (ABC) This is very interesting because there are 53 Democrats plus a couple of independents who usually vote with them in the US Senate. All they need is 5 GOP Senators to get over the line. My guess is that some of the "55...(Read Full Post)