After calls for additional time to review the expected Gang of Eight legislation, Senator Patrick Leahy postponed the hearing that was scheduled for Wednesday with a new date and time of Friday morning at 10 a.m. Fox News reported:
The bipartisan “Gang of Eight” — which for months has been working on the bill — planned to unveil the legislation Tuesday, but has delayed the roll-out due to the Boston bombing tragedy. Members of that group, including Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., have over the past several days adamantly defended the provisions of the package, trying to counter conservative skepticism that the plan amounts to “amnesty.”
At the same time, Republicans have complained that Senate leaders were not allowing nearly enough time to debate the bill, with just one hearing scheduled by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
In addition to the update for Friday, Senator Leahy scheduled another hearing on Monday, April 22 at 10 a.m. Both hearings will be streamed live from FAIR’s website at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 19 and 10 a.m. on Monday, April 22.