Breaking: Senate kills amendment that would deny illegals SS benefits
posted at 2:04 pm on May 18, 2006 by Allahpundit
50-49. I’m informed by an e-mailer that Chuck Hagel was among the kill votes.
Earlier immigration post is here. Two hours forty-five minutes and counting until the president’s comprehensive immigration photo op at the border.
Update: Here are the “Republicans” who voted to kill it; our friend Senator McCain naturally is among them. The lone abstention was Jay Rockefeller, so it probably wouldn’t have affected the outcome.
Update: Reuters reports. Note the choice of accompanying photo.