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WASHINGTON, May 24, 2013 -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce commends the Senate Judiciary Committee for its bipartisan vote this week to approve the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, which will now proceed to the Senate floor.
It was "with a heavy heart" that Senator Patrick Leahy, the Vermont Democrat, said he was withdrawing his amendment that would have allowed gay Americans to bring their foreign partners into the country as part of the immigration overhaul that passed through the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this week.
There's not a lack of online privacy protection bills floating around Congress at the moment, but it can't hurt to have one more.
When will the Democrats be our allies in more than name only? It's a reasonable question.
Silly me. Earlier this week, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., tried to tack on an amendment to the immigration bill that would allow an American citizen's foreign-born, same-sex "spouse" the ability to become a citizen.
Immigration reform is closer to being realized than ever before, enabling 11 million immigrants living in the United States without authorization to earn their pathway to citizenship, strengthening border patrols and making it easier for highly skilled workers to be employed here and become citizens.
Rep. William L. Owens, D-Plattsburgh, has introduced an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill that could block the proposed 'border fee' study from being funded.
Those who work in the U.S. travel industry hailed the immigration reform bill, which passed the Senate Judiciary Committee by a bipartisan 13-to-5 vote Tuesday night, as a decisive step toward improving travel into and out of the country.
After years of vilifying prominent religious and conservative leaders, gay activists on Wednesday turned their ire to an unlikely target: Democrats.
Rep. Mark Takano, D-Riverside, said he will work to restore rights for same-sex couples in the comprehensive immigration bill that is now before the Senate.
The U.S. Senate's Kennedy Caucus Room is an arresting place with soaring marble columns and blood-red curtains that extend almost to a ceiling carved with gilded rosettes and ornate patterns.
Patrick Leahy's Main Street office in Burlington. After speaking at the event, Sargent hand-delivered a box of fudge to Leahy's fourth-floor suite.
Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy on Tuesday signaled to advocates that he would support an amendment to the farm bill that will legalize industrial hemp production, according to Tom Murphy of Vote Hemp.
The Obama administration acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes since 2009 in Pakistan and Yemen.
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu on Tuesday led a congressional hearing on "Assistance for Children in Adversity" as the federal government continues implementing its first-ever "action plan" to assist struggling children worldwide.