S. 2193 (Stop Illegal Reentry Act, or Kate's Law)
On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed
Senate Roll Call No. 120
114th Congress, 2nd Session

Rejected: 55-42 (see complete tally)

On July 6, 2016, the Senate rejected (55-42; 60 votes needed) a cloture vote on S. 3100, the Stop Illegal Reentry Act, or Kate's Law. The bill proposes to create a five-year mandatory minimum prison sentence for those who illegally re-enter the country after removal, if the person has a prior aggravated felony conviction or two prior convictions for illegal re-entry. The ACLU opposed the bill because it would be ineffective at stopping border crossing and would be counterproductive to nationwide efforts to reform the criminal justice system and mandatory minimum sentencing laws. The bill would also require vast new expenditures for the construction of federal prisons and other costs, consuming scarce resources that could be used for effective efforts to increase public safety.

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 120
Votes For : 55
Votes Against : 42
Not Voting : 3