Speaking to reporters in Nevada, Reid was adamant that an immigration package include provisions beyond merely granting undocumented immigrants a form of legal status short of full citizenship.
Reid posed for a photo with a pistol at his home after the interview. He explained that he used to be a hunter and still has a “room full of guns” in his house. On the topic of gun violence, he expressed support for mental health care and said, “I think there can be general agreement that we can do a much more thorough and better job” of figuring out the backgrounds of would-be gun buyers.
The Nevada Democrat also reiterated his position, reported early this week, that he would not support moving a radical change in filibuster rules on a simple majority vote. He did not rule out using a simple-majority vote to make the changes to the rules that he does envision, however, the Sun reported.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.