Civics in action my friends. For anyone that had to take the naturalization exam to become a US citizen, you’re aware that there are both rights and duties of citizenship. Lawmakers are currently holding debates in order to inform and persuade each other, but we have access to these debates in the form of the freedom of the press (and there’s always C-SPAN). Informing ourselves on these issues takes more than a 30 second sounds bite or a presentation from a reporter on any single day. There are pros and cons, effects and unintended consequences to any bill that becomes a law. Watch, learn, question and inform your Senator and Representative of what your opinions are and why.
On Monday afternoon, the Senate will begin a novel legislative adventure. Lawmakers will try to assemble immigration legislation that can garner 60 votes.