Senate Votes on the Immigration Overhaul

The Editors | June 27, 10:40 am

**Updated at 4:25pm**

Senate debate on the comprehensive immigration overhaul bill (S. 744) that began the week of June 10 drew to a close this afternoon as the chamber passed the measure 68-32 with the support of fourteen Republicans and the entire Democratic caucus. The bill would provide a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, expand the legal immigration system and tighten border security.

Only a few amendments were adopted on the Senate floor, most notably a set of border security measures that must be in place before illegal immigrants who receive provisional status under the law can become legal permanent residents. This amendment — sponsored by Democrat Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont but including language crafted by Republicans John Hoeven of North Dakota and Bob Corker of Tennessee — was adopted on Tuesday with support from every Democrat in the chamber along with 15 Republicans.

The four Republican sponsors of the underlying bill (Jeff Flake of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, John McCain of Arizona and Marco Rubio of Florida) often stuck together with the Democratic majority on amendment votes. The most frequent party dissenters on the Democratic side were moderates Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, though both supported final passage.

Use the interactive tool above to see a breakdown of each vote. The Senate's two independents are grouped with the Democrats.