Reid Challenges GOP to Filibuster Anti-Immunity Provision | Talking Points Memo

So here is where the FISA debate, which kicked off in earnest this morning, stands.

The first vote today will be on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s version of the surveillance legislation, which contains no retroactive immunity for the telecoms who collaborated with the administration’s warrantless wiretapping program. That will be at two o’clock this afternoon. There is no agreement that such a vote meet a 60-vote threshold, so when the Republicans move to block that bill, the vote will be held on a 50-vote threshold. If they win that vote, then the bill will revert back to the Senate intelligence committee’s bill, which has a retroactive immunity provision.

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