CNN Wire Staff
Washington (CNN) - The Senate will hold a final vote on "don't ask, don't tell" at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Earlier Saturday, the Senate voted 63-33 to proceed to a final vote to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy which bans openly gay people from serving in the armed forces.
Six Republicans crossed party lines to vote for the bill, which is supported by Democrats and President Obama. A simple majority will pass the legislation to repeal "don't ask, don't tell."
Following the 3 p.m. vote, the Senate will consider an amendment from Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, on START, a nuclear arms treaty with Russia.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid also announced that the Senate will be in session Sunday afternoon to continue the START debate.
Just before the "don't ask, don't tell" vote, a bill that would have offered a path to citizenship to some illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children failed a similar procedural vote.
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