S. 1639 (110th): A bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes.



Jun 18, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on June 28, 2007.


Edward “Ted” Kennedy

Senator from Massachusetts



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Last Updated: Jun 19, 2007
Length: 762 pages


Jun 18, 2007

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Jun 19, 2007
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 28, 2007
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

S. 1639 (110th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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