Immigration reform will pass the Senate before the Fourth of July, Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D) of Nevada has vowed. Here are five key senators (or groups of senators) that will be pivotal during the two weeks of debate.
The fact is, Congress frequently works in a bipartisan way, but it is generally on small-bore issues. This Congress could chip away at a number of issues, starting with Tuesday's House human trafficking bill.
House Speaker John Boehner and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell are heading the first GOP-controlled Congress since 2006. Some see the pair as having the most important relationship in Washington in the next two years.