Leahy at forefront in guns, immigration fights - Article Photos 4/7

FILE – In this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., right, talks with the committee's ranking Republican Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, on Capitol Hill in Washington during the committee's hearing on comprehensive immigration reform. Leahy, 72, has served for nearly four decades in the upper chamber, and earned his perch as one of the Senate's most powerful, and visible, members. Now he is front and center in two of the most contentious fights facing a bitterly divided Senate: guns and immigration. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)