This week on Newsmakers, a conversation with Senator Patrick Leahy D-VT), the Judiciary Committee Chairman. Leahy announced that he will hold hearings on gun control in late January. He talked about the hearings, legislation that may flow from it, and other issues including immigration legislation, that he expects the committee to take up in this new Congress.
Senator Leahy is President pro tempore of the Senate, following Senator Inouye’s passing in December of last year. He recently decided not to take the chairmanship of the Appropriations Committee in order to continue his work as Judiciary Committee chairman.
Our guest reporters this week are New York Times Congressional Reporter Jennifer Steinhauer and National Journal Congressional Reporter Fawn Johnson.