Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) speaks to reporters as he departs a Senate Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 9, 2013. Family members of Newtown shooting victims visited members of Congress Tuesday to press for gun legislation. (Doug Mills/The new York Times)
By Jack Torry
Sen. Rob Portman joined forces Thursday with some of the Senate’s most conservative members in an unsuccessful effort to block Senate floor debate on a package of new gun restrictions.
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