Laura Ingraham hosted Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama.
Sessions said there are under the table interests to push through a comprehensive immigration bill which would negatively impact the US economy. He feels there will be a big push for a bill to pass, but that it isn't a sure thing and that our policies should be predicated on what is best for our national interests, not special interests. He stated that the GOP should be crystal clear on this. He and Ingraham noted the US brings in a million workers every year when we don't have enough jobs for US citizens. Sessions pointed out that the CBO said that wages will go down the most for the workers who are middle and working class. Ingraham said this will not end up in smaller government, but a great expansion of benefits. Ingraham and Sessions don't see labor shortages that need to be addressed.
Sessions spoke about the shutdown, feeling that Senators Cruz and Lee was valuable in highlighting issues, but that there needs to be a workable strategy with goals that can be met. He said there are many people who supported their ideas and goals, but not their strategies and that their energy needs to be harnessed. Ingraham said the GOP needs to play to win.
Ingraham cited the loopholes in the current budget, including a "Kentucky kickback" and loopholes for spending.