Republican Senate leaders announced on April 21 that they had reached an agreement with Democrats to pass the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (S. 178), which they insisted must be accomplished before voting on confirmation of President Obama’s nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch.
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the federal government in an effort to force religious organizations to provide abortions and contraception to illegal immigrants. Fox News reports that the lawsuit seeks to obtain government records regarding the reproductive healthcare policies for illegal immigrant children that are currently in the care of federally funded Catholic groups. Depending on the content of those documents, the ACLU said it could take further legal action.
The California State Assembly is considering a bill that would permit on-the-spot drug testing of drivers by using “drug breathalyzers." AB 1356 was introduced by Assemblyman Tom Lackey, who cites the increasing use of marijuana as a cause for concern.
During an April 20 interview with conservative talk-show host Glenn Beck, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker suggested that he supports limiting legal immigration, if necessary, to protect jobs for American workers.