At a Monitor breakfast on Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio, the lead Republican critic to opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba, said there is a 'huge threshold' that needs to be crossed before funding can go forward or an ambassador appointed.
GOP Sen. Marco Rubio must decide by early May whether he'll run for reelection to the Senate or run for president. He said Wednesday that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's recent announcement about 2016 hasn't affected his own thinking.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, commented on the Social Security system as part of his week-long push to carve out a more appealing Democratic economic platform.
If Wednesday's effort by the House to deny funds for the president's executive action on immigration doesn't work, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee says Congress should pursue litigation.