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June 27, 2013


Immigration Overhaul Passes Senate

"After three weeks of debate and 18 votes, the Senate overwhelmingly voted, 68-32, to pass an immigration overhaul Thursday, capping a process begun in January when the bipartisan 'gang of eight' announced it had agreed to a set of key principles for overhauling the system," Roll Call reports.

The Washington Post notes that Vice President Biden presided over the vote and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) "made the unusual request that senators site at their assigned desks and stand to vote when called."

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