By Ana Radelat Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Washington –- A wide-ranging and ambitious immigration bill that would provide 11 million undocumented people with legal status easily overcame its first hurdle Tuesday.
The Senate voted 82-15 to begin debate on the bill. Connecticut's two senators, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, both Democrats, were in the majority that voted to move the bill forward.
Tuesday’s overwhelming, bipartisan vote belies the problems the bill faces, both in escaping major revisions on the Senate floor and rejection by the GOP-led House.