With Senate Republicans unwavering in their stance against holding a hearing on Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland, Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats hosted a meeting Wednesday to discuss the nominee’s merits.
The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the heroin and prescription drug abuse epidemic in the United States.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, hammered the Obama administration during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday for failing to follow federal immigration laws, grilling Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldaña over the number of undocumented immigrants with criminal records released by the agency.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said Tuesday a hearing earlier in the day on “sanctuary cities” would likely be the first part of a process that will lead to legislation for cities with laws and policies that provide safe-havens for illegal immigrants.
“I expect there will be legislation that will be offered, hearings on that and my hope is we’ll be in a position to vote a bill out of the Judiciary Committee and present it to the majority leader for his consideration in due course,” Cornyn said.