I heard something on tv a little while ago. Is this good news?? Sounds good compared to yesterday.
U.S. Senate Agreement on Immigration Law Collapses (Update1)
April 7 (Bloomberg) -- A U.S. Senate vote on legislation to overhaul U.S. immigration laws was delayed for at least two weeks after an agreement between Republicans and Democrats collapsed.
``We're going to have to postpone and delay full consideration of this bill,'' Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said.
Senators failed to reach agreement on how to handle amendments that Democrats said would undermine provisions for granting immigrants legal status.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter said the measure, which creates a guest-worker program and lets undocumented immigrants gain legal status, will be his ``number- one priority'' when lawmakers return from a two-week recess at the end of the month.
``The agreement has been decimated, has fallen through, because of partisan politics,'' said Specter, a Pennsylvania Republican. ``Regrettably, partisan politics plays too large a role on both sides of the aisle.''
Frist hailed an agreement on the measure yesterday as ``a huge breakthrough'' at a press conference where he was joined by Democratic leaders.
Lawmakers took to the Senate floor this morning to announce that the agreement had fallen apart. ``There is a limit to how far you can take us with these debilitating amendments,'' said Senator Richard Durbin, an Illinois Democrat.