Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

A Senate First: Floor Speech Entirely in Spanish

"If the Senate is going to spend the entire month of June debating immigration reform, then Sen. Timothy M. Kaine (D-Va.) figured he should say a word or two in Spanish.  A large part of the momentum driving the immigration debate in Congress is the acknowledgment of the growing political power of Latino voters and the need in both parties to engage those voters. … It was the first time a sitting senator has delivered a floor speech entirely in Spanish, according the Senate records." – WaPo, June 11, 2013.  [Links to video,