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Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill

The Senate has passed the Immigration Reform Bill with a vote of 68 to 32. Sabrina Hill has more.


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Chanting breaks out in the Senate gallery as the Senate votes to approve the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. As you just heard, the bill passed with a vote of 68 to 32. Alabama senators Sessions and Shelby and Georgia senators Chambliss and Isakson all voted against of the bill. Florida senators Nelson and Rubio both voted for of the bill.

Just after the Senate’s historic vote to pass the Immigration Reform Bill, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman issued a statement saying it is the first step in reforming our broken immigration system and ensuring agriculture has access to a stable and legal workforce. Read his full statement here.

Meanwhile, the United Fresh Produce Association also applauded the senate on passing the bill. Read its full statement here.

Voting yes – 52 Democrats, 14 Republicans and 2 independents.
Voting no – 0 Democrats and 32 Republicans.

Senator Votes by State

Alabama
Sessions (R), No
Shelby (R), No

Alaska
Begich (D), Yes
Murkowski (R), Yes

Arizona
Flake (R), Yes
McCain (R), Yes

Arkansas
Boozman (R), No
Pryor (D), Yes

California
Boxer (D), Yes
Feinstein (D), Yes

Colorado
Bennet (D), Yes
Udall (D), Yes

Connecticut
Blumenthal (D), Yes
Murphy (D), Yes

Delaware
Carper (D), Yes
Coons (D), Yes

Florida
Nelson (D), Yes
Rubio (R), Yes

Georgia
Chambliss (R), No
Isakson (R), No

Hawaii
Hirono (D), Yes
Schatz (D), Yes

Idaho
Crapo (R), No
Risch (R), No

Illinois
Durbin (D), Yes
Kirk (R), Yes

Indiana
Coats (R), No
Donnelly (D), Yes

Iowa
Grassley (R), No
Harkin (D), Yes

Kansas
Moran (R), No
Roberts (R), No

Kentucky
McConnell (R), No
Paul (R), No

Louisiana
Landrieu (D), Yes
Vitter (R), No

Maine
Collins (R), Yes
King (I), Yes

Maryland
Cardin (D), Yes
Mikulski (D), Yes

Massachusetts
Cowan (D), Yes
Warren (D), Yes

Michigan
Levin (D), Yes
Stabenow (D), Yes

Minnesota
Franken (D), Yes
Klobuchar (D), Yes

Mississippi
Cochran (R), No
Wicker (R), No

Missouri
Blunt (R), No
McCaskill (D), Yes

Montana
Baucus (D), Yes
Tester (D), Yes

Nebraska
Fischer (R), No
Johanns (R), No

Nevada
Heller (R), Yes
Reid (D), Yes

New Hampshire
Ayotte (R), Yes
Shaheen (D), Yes

New Jersey
Chiesa (R), Yes
Menendez (D), Yes

New Mexico
Heinrich (D), Yes
Udall (D), Yes

New York
Gillibrand (D), Yes
Schumer (D), Yes

North Carolina
Burr (R), No
Hagan (D), Yes

North Dakota
Heitkamp (D), Yes
Hoeven (R), Yes

Ohio
Brown (D), Yes
Portman (R), No

Oklahoma
Coburn (R), No
Inhofe (R), No

Oregon
Merkley (D), Yes
Wyden (D), Yes

Pennsylvania
Casey (D), Yes
Toomey (R), No

Rhode Island
Reed (D), Yes
Whitehouse (D), Yes

South Carolina
Graham (R), Yes
Scott (R), No

South Dakota
Johnson (D), Yes
Thune (R), No

Tennessee
Alexander (R), Yes
Corker (R), Yes

Texas
Cornyn (R), No
Cruz (R), No

Utah
Hatch (R), Yes
Lee (R), No

Vermont
Leahy (D), Yes
Sanders (I), Yes

Virginia
Kaine (D), Yes
Warner (D), Yes

Washington
Cantwell (D), Yes
Murray (D), Yes

West Virginia
Manchin (D), Yes
Rockefeller (D), Yes

Wisconsin
Baldwin (D), Yes
Johnson (R), No

Wyoming
Barrasso (R), No
Enzi (R), No

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