Breaking: Senate votes to proceed on immigration bill.

In a defeat for the right wing, the AP reports the Senate is moving forward with the immigration bill:

The Senate voted Tuesday to jump-start a stalled immigration measure to legalize millions of unlawful immigrants. […]

The pivotal test-vote was 64–35 to revive the divisive legislation. It still faces formidable obstacles in the Senate, including bitter opposition by GOP conservatives and attempts by some waverers in both parties to revise its key elements.

UPDATE: Also today, crucial Senate legislation that would make organizing a union easier was blocked from even coming to a vote by conservatives.