The procedures behind what went down in the Senate today around the DREAM Act is complicated and confusing. So I will try my best to explain what went down.
Senator Reid twice asked to vitiate the vote on cloture which means to set it aside. This was objected to, twice. So then Reid moved to table the vote, which means means killing the Senate version of the DREAM Act so that the House version, which passed last night, CAN be voted on later. This motion to table passed, 59-40. We are not sure when vote on the House version of DREAM in the Senate will happen. Most likely it will be next week.
All in all this gives DREAM a better chance in passing, especially when considering that there are Senators on the fence who do not want to be targeted and be in the spotlight twice. And obviously this gives advocates, activists, and you more time to call and ask that DREAM be supported.