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REID WANTS A SUMMER VOTE ON IMMIGRATION REFORM

Rating: 5 votes, 5.00 average.

Roll Call has a story (subscription required) quoting the Senate Majority Leader as saying that he is pushing for the introduction of a reform bill within days and will seek a vote in June or July.

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  1. Long wait's Avatar
    DailyKos has votes break down. http://dailykos.com/

    Probable YES, 40 (1 Republican)
    Boxer (CA) Feinstein (CA) Bennet (CO) Udall (CO) Dodd (CT) Liberman (CT) Carper (DE) Kaufman (DE) Nelson (FL) Akaka (HI) Inouye (HI) Harkin (IA) Durbin (IL) Burris (IL) Kerry (MA) Cardin (MD) Mikulski (MD) Levin (MI) Franken (MN) Shaheen (NH) Lautenberg (NJ) Menendez (NJ) Udall (NM) Bingaman (NM) Reid (NV) Schumer (NY) Gillibrand (NY) Wyden (OR) Merkley (OR) Specter (PA) Casey (PA) Reed (RI) Whitehouse (RI) Graham (SC - R) Warner (VA) Leahy (VT) Cantwell (WA) Murray (WA) Feingold (WI) Kohl (WI)

    Probable NO, 32 (3 Democrats)

    Sessions (AL) Kyl (AZ) Shelby (AL) Chambliss (GA) Isakson (GA) Grassley (IA) Crapo (ID) Risch (ID) Roberts (KS) Bunning (KY) McConnell (KY) Vitter (LA) Bond (MO) Cochran (MS) Wicker (MS) Burr (NC) Johanns (NE) Nelson (NE -D ) Dorgan (ND - D) Ensign (NV) Coburn (OK) Inhofe (OK) DeMint (SC) Thune (SD) Alexander (TN) Corker (TN) Hutchison (TX) Cornyn (TX) Bennett (UT) Byrd (WV - D) Barrasso (WY) Enzi (WY)

    "maybe" votes

    On the Democratic side, these 17:
    Begich (AK), Pryor (AR), Lincoln (AR), Bayh (IN), Landrieu (LA), Stabenow (MI), Klobuchar (MN), McCaskill (MO), Baucus (MT), Tester (MT), Hagan (NC), Conrad (ND), Brown (OH), Johnson (SD), Webb (VA), Sanders (VT), and Rockefeller (WV).

    On the Republican side, these 11:
    Murkowski (AK), McCain (AZ), LeMieux (FL), Lugar (IN), Brownback (KS), Snowe (ME), Collins (ME), Brown (MA), Gregg (NH), Voinovich (OH), and Hatch (UT).
  2. Legal and still waiting's Avatar
    Full text of that article is presented as part of this article http://www.lvjournalreview.com/npri-watch/242-april-132010
  3. George Chell's Avatar
    Thought Alexander would vote yes.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100413/ap_on_he_me/us_med_dr_nurse
  4. beppe's Avatar
    are we sure that Kyl and Cornyn are sure no? they look like a pro immigration and maybe those are the one that could be crucial for the CIR
  5. Another Voice's Avatar
    "are we sure that Kyl and Cornyn are sure no? they look like a pro immigration and maybe those are the one that could be crucial for the CIR"

    These two have always been NO, unless Cornyn needs Hispanics to get re-elected he will continue to be no.
  6. Subbu Iyer's Avatar
    I think Reid is simply playing to the gallery. He desperately needs the Latino vote and would like to claim that he did his best. We remember the Reid who interjected when Schumer was posed a question on the timeline for CIR a couple of months ago and brusquely answered that timelines could not be set. In any case, to expect Reid (who just a couple of years ago casually invoked the N-word when alluding to Obama's accent), to become an immigrant champion is just rich.

    However, an open vote for CIR could only be a good thing. For, should CIR fail, the likes of Zoe Lofgren can push for much needed visa recapture and other legal immigration fixes without worrying about the dog in the manger (read Latino caucus).
  7. beppe's Avatar
    Kyl was one of the sponsor of CIR 2008, and coryn was on the boat until Mc cain did his stupidity.
    Brownback was also one of the sponsor of CIR 2006.
    Mc Caskill, tester and Baucus are no. Pretty sure about that
  8. Another Voice's Avatar
    "Schumer and Graham may see a new ally in Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas). Hutchison has typically steered clear of immigration reform, but her political calculus may be changing to put more focus on her legacy given her decision to stay in the Senate after recently losing the Republican gubernatorial primary in Texas."

    This would be a shocker!!!!
  9. Long wait's Avatar
    Ah! this has to be one of the fastest 180, in few hours of this initial report, now "Reid Hits Pause Button on Immigration"

    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/13/reid-hits-pause-button-on-immigration/

    "We won't get to immigration reform this work period," Mr. Reid, Democrat of Nevada and the majority leader, told reporters after the private weekly luncheon of Democratic senators.

    May be Reid wont be back to cast his vote. *humor*
  10. Adi's Avatar
    "Ah! this has to be one of the fastest 180, in few hours of this initial report"

    This just shows Obama administration's lack of commitment (and lip service) on CIR. I hope Hispanics can see this writing clearly on the wall and clear the way for legal immigration like DREAM, Nursing etc.
  11. USC's Avatar
    "This just shows Obama administration's lack of commitment"

    The fact of the matter is that Harry Reid doesn't have the votes. He only has 56 votes (look at the link posted by Long wait; they have a good analysis as to who the No's are). It is the Cans that need to step up to the plate and providing the 4 needed votes. The fact that they won't should tell you whether to blame Pelosi, Reid, Obama or the Can leadership. Let's place the blame where it belongs!
  12. Adi's Avatar
    "Let's place the blame where it belongs!"

    Did lack of suppport stop HCR from getting through or getting it to vote? Its all about commitment. Rest is BS.

    Long wait's post show nearly 68 probable votes. Converting them to yes, is job of leaders, which they fail to do (or provide lip service).
  13. USC's Avatar
    "Did lack of suppport stop HCR from getting through or getting it to vote?"

    When they got HCR through the Senate they had 60 votes. When they got down to 59 the House had to hold its nose and pass the Senate bill and settle for minor changes. If the Dems had 60 in the Senate, perhaps, you would be right about the lack of leadership.
  14. Another Voice's Avatar
    "This just shows Obama administration's lack of commitment (and lip service) on CIR. I hope Hispanics can see this writing clearly on the wall and clear the way for legal immigration like DREAM, Nursing etc."

    I don't think they are standing in the way of anything, but clearly any immigration bill that lacks their support would not go very far nor have enough votes. But just like anything in politics if you want support for something you have to be willing to give something in return, therefore Immigration bills that help undocumented immigrants or legal immigrants are not mutually exclusive.
  15. Another Voice's Avatar
    "On the Democratic side, these 17:
    Begich (AK), Pryor (AR), Lincoln (AR), Bayh (IN), Landrieu (LA), Stabenow (MI), Klobuchar (MN), McCaskill (MO), Baucus (MT), Tester (MT), Hagan (NC), Conrad (ND), Brown (OH), Johnson (SD), Webb (VA), Sanders (VT), and Rockefeller (WV)."

    You can be sure that Lincoln (AR) is a NO vote, that gives you 56 votes in the Senate.

    "On the Republican side, these 11:
    Murkowski (AK), McCain (AZ), LeMieux (FL), Lugar (IN), Brownback (KS), Snowe (ME), Collins (ME), Brown (MA), Gregg (NH), Voinovich (OH), and Hatch (UT)."

    From here you may be able to get Lugar (IN), Snow (ME) that is 58 votes. McCain is in a tough battle in AZ I do not think he would support it, unless he loses the primary, that still leaves you one short. You may maake a play for Brown or Brownback, may be Greg who is retiring but he has not supported Obama or Reid in anything...

  16. Greg Siskind's Avatar
    Actually, I think McCain winning the primary will make it easier for him to move back to the center on immigration. He just has to be careful not to upset the right wing too much until that happens.
  17. Greg Siskind's Avatar
    Just saw the Arizona primary is not until September so that pretty much guarantees McCain will have problems voting yes if Reid gets a summer vote.
  18. Another Voice's Avatar
    "Just saw the Arizona primary is not until September so that pretty much guarantees McCain will have problems voting yes if Reid gets a summer vote."

    There you go the math could not be more clear, McCain is a NO for sure for a summer vote. You can only count on him on the so called "November strategy". You can be sure that if he is voted out of office he will supported, people say that he is upset at Hispanic because they did not support him in 2008.
  19. George Chell's Avatar
    Chances of GOP getting the Senate is slim to nil unless of course Lautenberg quits..

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/right-now/2010/04/fall_of_the_titans.html?wprss=right-now
  20. LFWF's Avatar
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/16/us/16skilled.html?src=me&ref=homepage

    Work Force Fueled by Highly Skilled Immigrants
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