Excellent news! The DREAM Act – supported by our military, estimated to “contribute at least one trillion dollars to the American economy” over the lifetimes of students covered by the Act – just passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 216-198. The overwhelming majority of Democrats voted “aye,” while nearly every Republican voted “nay.” I guess Republicans would prefer to cede the Hispanic vote for a generation or two. Fine with me! 🙂
Also, I’ll be very interested to see how the Virginia delegation voted. I presume all the Republicans voted “nay,” but what about the Democrats – Boucher, Connolly, Moran, Nye, Perriello and Scott? We’ll find out shortly.
Anyway, now it’s on to the Senate, where so much good legislation goes to die. Hopefully, this bill won’t fall into that category…
UPDATE: I’m hearing that Nye and Boucher voted “nay,” all other Virginia Democrats — Connolly, Moran, Perriello and Scott — voted “yea.” No surprise on Nye, or Boucher really, but thanks to all the others who voted the right way on this one!