With just a few weeks left to the 111th Congress, both chambers are expected to vote on the DREAM Act Amnesty today. On Tuesday, the House Rules Committee passed a “same-day” rule that will allow a same-day vote on bills brought to the floor. And in the Senate, Majority Leader Reid has scheduled a series of cloture votes, including the DREAM Act, for later this afternoon.
Melt the Phones, Patriots
I read yesterday that Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was going to file cloture on the DREAM Act this afternoon and schedule it for a vote tomorrow. Apparently this is the case. However, I have not seen a news story indicating Reid has filed the motion as of this writing.
Most pundits are not giving the DREAM Act much of a chance of passing but you can NEVER take anything for granted. So, call these on the fence Republican Senators tomorrow morning and tell them you do not support illegal alien amnesty which the DREAM Act is.
Here is the list:
- SEN. JOHN MCCAIN 202-224-2235; 480-897-6289
- SEN. OLYMPIA SNOWE 202-224-5344; 207-874-0883
- SEN. LISA MURKOWSKI 202-224-6665; 907-271-3735
- SEN. SUSAN COLLINS 202-224-2523; 207-945-0417
- SEN. SAM BROWNBACK 202-224-6521; 785-233-2503
At least four GOP Senators will have to cross over and join ALL of the Democrats to vote cloture. However, a number of Democrats have indicated they will not vote for the bill, including Jon Tester of Montana and Ben Nelson of Nebraska – both running for re-election in red states in 2012.
Hence, a good chance this bill will be filibustered to its death in this session of the Congress.
But, please call anyway. NO on the DREAM Act.