The Senate is debating the amended amnesty immigration bill. Technically it’s the Leahy amendment as modified by the Hoeven-Corker amendment.

A vote is expected around 5:30 p.m. Eastern.

UPDATE — the cloture motion passed by over 60 votes (still awaiting final count). (Apparently several Senators who would vote yes are delayed and not present, so Harry Reid is keeping to vote open to get as many Yes votes as possible to reach the artificial 70 goal.) — FINAL COUNT 67-27, with 15 GOP yes votes:

Corker
Ayotte
Chiesa [Christie appointee]
Collins
Flake
Graham
Hatch
Heller
Hoeven
Kirk
McCain
Murkowski
Alexander
Rubio
Wicker

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