From the NY Times:
“I believe we will pass the bill, and I think we have good support among the Republican Party,” said Senator Edward M. Kennedy, from Massachusetts, who is the chief Democratic architect of the bill and has been its staunchest defender. “And the reason we’re going to pass this bill is because it’s tough, fair and practical,” he said on the ABC News program “This Week.”
But it is unclear which amendments will be offered, and whether a parallel employment based track (incl. Schedule A relief) will be included.