Take Two for May 22, 2013

Senate immigration bill approved by committee in bipartisan vote

Senate Judiciary Cmte Meets For Markup On Immigration Bill

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(L-R) Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) (back to camera), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) debate during a markup session for the immigration reform legislation now before the committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill May 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Judiciary Committee is hoping to wrap up work on the landmark immigration reform bill this week after wading through the 300 amendments that were filed to the bipartisan bill.

The Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday approved a massive plan for immigration reform. The rest of the Senate is now set to take up the bill after Memorial Day. 

For more on this, we're joined now by Fawn Johnson, who covers immigration for the National Journal.


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