Leahy Reschedules Senate Judiciary Hearing

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.




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  1. avatar
    John Winthrop on

    softwarengineer actually they should be able to move forward in all issues without an excuse….really….gun, immigration, budget………..being budget and immigration the oldest issues and the gun issue ought to change as times change…..

    Back in the time the gov would declare Marshall Law or if you entered a town you would have your gun taken away until you leave town…..it had nothing to do with the right to bear arms…..SO THE SAME WAY…to limit the accessibility to potential weapons to do mass murdering should be dealt with with restrictions accordingly….it is a NO BRAINER>>>>

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    The Few Things Open Border Politicians Are Good At

    Is getting practically nothing done, spending all their left over wasted time fighting for amnesty and putting our budget in the toilet.