Expansion of Real ID
On the Motion to Table
Senate Roll Call No. 234
110th Congress, 1st Session

Rejected: 45-52 (see complete tally)
On June 27, 2007, the Senate defeated, by a vote of 45-52, a motion to table (i.e. kill) an amendment to the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 (S. 1639) offered by Senators Baucus (D-MT) and Tester (D-MT) that sought to prevent the expansion of the Real ID Act. The Baucus/Tester Amendment would have removed Real ID compliance provisions from Title III of the legislation, as well as eliminated a proposal to demand that every worker in America have a Real ID-compliant driver's license by 2013 in order to get any new job. The ACLU supported the Baucus/Tester Amendment and opposed the motion to table it because of the grave risk that Real ID poses to Americans' right to privacy, as well as the massive, unfunded mandate it imposes on state governments.

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 234
Votes For : 45
Votes Against : 52
Not Voting : 3