Pat Toomey’s sanctuary city legislation got a majority, but not the sixty votes necessary to invoke cloture and end debate.
The final tally was 53 to 44 with the vote mostly following party lines. Altogether, fifty other Republican Senators joined with Toomey. Pennsylvania’s junior Senator also secured the support of two Democrats, Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Joe Manchin of West Virginia.
Forty-three Senate Democrats, including Toomey’s senior colleague Bob Casey, voted against the measure. They were joined by Republican Mark Kirk of Illinois.
Three Senators were absent: Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Mike Lee (R-UT). It is highly likely these three would all have voted along party lines as well.