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Both Illinois Senators voted yes on a historic immigration bill that passed in the US Senate yesterday. Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Dick Durbin helped approve legislation that will put more than 11 million illegal immigrants on a path to United States citizenship.
Durbin was a member of eight members of the Senate - four Republicans and four Democrats - that drafted the legislation and negotiated with Senators to gain approval. Kirk voted yes after a $30 billion amendment was added to increase border security.
Interestingly, the senators voted from from their seats instead of standing, and all 100 Senators were present for the vote.
Vice President Joe Biden presided over the vote, which passed 68-32. The bill now heads to the House of Representatives, where it faces an uncertain future. The House has been drafting immigration reform of their own and House Speaker John Boehner said the House will not vote on the Senate's bill.
SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times