From Washington Times:
The Senate has voted to head off the potential for an early filibuster of the immigration bill, guaranteeing that the legislation will reach the floor later Tuesday, marking the beginning of a bruising three-week debate.
The 82-15 vote saw all Democrats and 27 Republicans vote to take up the bill, including newly minted Sen. Jeffrey S. Chiesa of New Jersey, who was sworn in on Monday, filling the seat of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
Sen. Tim Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, delivered a speech on the Senate floor in Spanish on Tuesday as he made his push for the chamber to pass his immigration bill.
Mr. Kaine said he would deliver his remarks in Spanish but said he would put an English translation into the Congressional Record.