Wednesday, October 24, 2007

DREAM Act Fails Senate Test Vote


Legislation to give children of illegal immigrants a path toward legality failed a crucial test vote in the Senate Wednesday, likely putting a final stamp on major immigration measures for the year.

Supporters needed to get 60 votes to advance the DREAM Act, which would have allowed illegal immigrants who plan to attend college or join the military, and who came to the United States with their families before they turned 16, to move toward legality.

The final vote was 52-44.

Aye NE Hagel, Charles [R]
Aye NE Nelson, Ben [D]

Bob Kerrey says he will not run for U.S. Senate

read story:::Action 3 News

Bob Kerrey says he will not seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate next year.

The former governor and U.S. senator from Nebraska and 1992 presidential candidate says he made the decision not to run for the seat being vacated by Republican Chuck Hagel after discussions with his family. Kerrey says he has unfinished business at New School University in New York, where he is president.

blogger comments...

Speaking of New School U, I wonder if Norman Hsu is still on the board, and if the school ever returned his donations? (joking) We have learned that the two U.S. Senators from New York (Hillary and Schmuckie) did get the New School a federal grant of nearly $1,000,000. It's for the children.