Mr. Frist apparently has sought and obtained "unanimous consent" (UC) to devote the first day of debate on immigration reform (starting either tomorrow or Thursday) to debate only, no amendments or votes. This means there will be no "motion to proceed" and no filibuster at this point. It is unclear which base bill Frist will proceed with (his own or the Judiciary Committee bill), but because he is apparently leaving the question open for now, we should continue we should continue pressing for the Senate Judiciary Committee bill to be the starting point for debate.
Please continue to call Senate offices and to express appreciation to Specter, Graham, Brownback, DeWine, and Feinstein for their votes yesterday. Their offices are getting slammed with negative calls and need to hear some positive reinforcement from our side!
Feinstein: (202) 224-3841
DeWine: (202) 224-2315
Graham: (202) 224-5972
Brownback: (202) 224-6521
Specter: (202) 224-4254
And please urge your own Senators to support the Committee bill as the starting point for debate. We will keep you posted about floor amendment strategy as we develop it with our allies. Congressional Switchboard to reach any Senate office: 202-224-3121
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