The House-passed bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security—and the anti-executive action amendments that were added—failed to advance in the Senate on a procedural vote. Senators voted 48 to 51, with Republican Dean Heller (NV) joining with the Democrats to vote against the measure. Because it was a procedural vote, the bill needed more than 60 votes to proceed to debate. Before the Senate voted, Minority Leader Harry Reid (NV) told reporters Democrats would not accept anything other than a “clean” DHS funding bill that did not have the amendments attempting to stop President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.
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