“Many industries would not exist the way they do without immigration,” said Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas).
The remarks came Thursday afternoon after the Senate, with families from Newtown, Connecticut in attendance, overcame a Republican filibuster attempt.
On Tuesday, McConnell’s campaign said that they had contacted the FBI to investigate the recording.
Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) chief of staff tweeted several details today of an immigration reform package being written by a ‘Gang of 8′ in the U.S. Senate.
Over 60 U.S. Senators voted Thursday morning to begin debate on a comprehensive measure to tighten federal gun laws.
The proposal requires background checks for gun show and online firearm purchases.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will attempt to move gun control legislation forward when he brings a bill to the floor Thursday.
U.S. Navy Admiral Samuel Locklear told Senate lawmakers today that he is “confident” that the United States is capable of protecting its territories, allies, and the mainland as North Korea continues making threats against South Korea and the U.S.
The audio, posted online by Mother Jones, includes McConnell aides floating the possibility of labeling Judd as mentally unbalanced and going after her views on Christianity.
The looming Republican filibuster threat would delay attempts in the Senate to pass gun legislation.