McConnell may put immigration on agenda amid GOP fight
WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has informed Democrats he may schedule a vote next week on a hard-line immigration bill pushed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a GOP candidate for president.
The move could bring debate over immigration to the Senate floor just as it flares on the presidential campaign trail. Cruz has been sparring with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, another GOP hopeful.
The bill is called Kate's Law for the woman shot in San Francisco by an immigrant illegally in the country. It would increase penalties for re-entering the country illegally.
McConnell has been under conservative pressure to bring it to a vote. But the move could give a platform to Cruz, with whom McConnell has sparred.
Democratic aides spoke anonymously to disclose McConnell's potential plans.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Louisiana expects 1st coronavirus vaccine doses this month
Santa responds to letters addressed to the North Pole from Gonzales this...
Ochsner hospitals prepare to start rolling out COVID-19 vaccines
Free COVID testing available to Ascension residents this Wed-Thurs
Governor Edwards addresses viral photo showing him maskless at country club
LSU loses its wide receiver shortly before game against Crimson Tide
Port Allen advances to 2nd round after huge win over Pine
U High has no problems with Evangel Christian in first round
Belaire making 1st playoff appearance in 17 years Friday
Southeastern women blow out Alcorn State on opening day of college basketball...