Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill With 68-32 Vote

Law360, Los Angeles (June 27, 2013, 5:16 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed comprehensive immigration reform legislation by a margin of 68-32, boosting prospects for Congress to enact the first major changes to the nation's immigration policies in more than two decades.

Senators stood as they voiced their votes in favor of and against the bill. Vice President Joe Biden, a former senator from Delaware, presided over the vote — which was briefly interrupted by laughter when Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., accidentally voiced support for the bill.

Fourteen Republican Senators voted for the...
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