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Senate passes 'border surge' amendment, 69-29, 15 in GOP vote in favor

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- Comprehensive immigration reform advanced in the U.S. Senate Wednesday when 15 Republicans joined Democrats in approving an amendment on border security.
Poll: Clinton, Obama favorability ratings dip

Poll: Clinton, Obama favorability ratings dip

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slipped in favorability ratings but stayed ahead of President Obama in popularity measure, an ABC poll indicated.

3 same-sex marriage activists arrested at Sen. Marco Rubio's office

TAMPA, Fla., June 26 (UPI) -- South Florida police arrested three same-sex marriage activists who staged a sit-in at the Tampa office of Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.
Obama, congressional leaders to discuss immigration reform

Obama, congressional leaders to discuss immigration reform

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- President Obama is expected to talk about the push to overhaul U.S. immigration laws when he meets with congressional leadership Tuesday, an official said.
Senate wards off GOP filibuster on U.S. immigration reform bill

Senate wards off GOP filibuster on U.S. immigration reform bill

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Monday voted 67-27 to kill a Republican attempt to filibuster the immigration reform bill.

Obama, business leaders discuss immigration reform and the economy

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- Business leaders recognize immigration contributes to growth and jobs and also recognize the current U.S. immigration system is broken, President Obama said.

Obama schedule for Monday, June 24

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- President Obama meets with chief executive officers, business owners and entrepreneurs Monday to discuss immigration reform, the White House said.

Graham says Senate will pass immigration reform

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate will likely pass the immigration reform bill by a comfortable margin this week, a Republican senator said Sunday.

Schumer: Immigration bill will be a civil rights issue

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- Congressional Republicans could face a public backlash of historic proportions if they block immigration reform legislation, a Democratic senator said.
Hastert 'majority of the majority' rule wielded in immigration debate

Hastert 'majority of the majority' rule wielded in immigration debate

The unofficial rule of not bringing up a bill for a vote in the U.S. House unless a majority of the majority party supports it -- the so-called Hastert rule -- has pushed to the fore recently as a coterie of Republicans say they want the tradition invoked concerning any immigration reform legislation.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Reid sets Senate vote on key immigration bill amendment

Reid sets Senate vote on key immigration bill amendment

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Friday the Senate will vote next week on border security, a key issue holding up action on immigration reform.
Senate rejects Cornyn's border security trigger amendment

Senate rejects Cornyn's border security trigger amendment

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday voted down an amendment that would have required border security triggers before immigrants be given legal status.
Senate shoots down Rand Paul's immigration reform amendment

Senate shoots down Rand Paul's immigration reform amendment

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- The Senate Wednesday shot down Rand Paul's amendment to the U.S. immigration reform bill that would have tied immigrants' legal status to border security.
GOP slams IRS on planned $70 million in bonuses

GOP slams IRS on planned $70 million in bonuses

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Republicans are criticizing the Internal Revenue Service for plans to pay $70 million in bonuses officials say may be contractually required.
Immigration reform would save $897B, CBO says

Immigration reform would save $897B, CBO says

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- The Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday an immigration bill before the U.S. Senate would cut the federal deficit by $897 billion in the next two decades.
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