On Air Now

Current Show

WSAU Wisconsin Morning News   5:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Seth Mela, Tom King and Chris Conley

Show Info »

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Listen

Listen Live Now » 550 AM Wausau, WI 99.9 FM Stevens Point, WI

Weather

Current Conditions(Wausau,WI 54403)

More Weather »
55° Feels Like: 55°
Wind: S 3 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip:
Current Radar for Zip

Today

Mostly Sunny 77°

Tonight

Partly Cloudy 59°

Tomorrow

Scattered Thunderstorms 73°

Alerts

Immigration bill passes first test vote in Senate

Latinos protest in favor of comprehensive immigration reform on the West side of Capitol Hill in Washington, April 10, 2013. REUTERS/Larry D
Latinos protest in favor of comprehensive immigration reform on the West side of Capitol Hill in Washington, April 10, 2013. REUTERS/Larry D

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sweeping, White House-backed immigration bill cleared its first procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

The Senate voted overwhelmingly to eliminate a procedural roadblock against the measure. Even some senators who have expressed opposition to the bill as currently written voted to allow the debate to go ahead.

The Senate is expected to soon begin debating amendments to the bill, a process that could run through the end of June.

(Reporting By Richard Cowan; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Comments