In a surprise move, Sen. Patrick Leahy motioned to table Sen. Sessions' E-Verify Amendment, and the motion passed by a narrow margin, 50-47.
(Read Roy's blog for analysis of the vote)
Every Republican but the ill Sen. Johanns of Nebraska (who didn't vote) voted NO to tabling the long-term E-Verify extension.
Seven Democrats joined the Republicans in supporting jobless American workers:
- Bayh of Indiana
- Klobuchar of Minnesota
- McCaskill of Missouri
- Baucus and Tester of Montana
- Nelson of Nebraska
- Webb of Virginia
Visit your Action Buffet for a list of actions to take.
Updated: Wed, Dec 30th 2009 @ 11:45am EST