Lautenberg on route to Capitol

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg is on route to Washington, D.C., to cast his vote on gun legislation up in the Senate today.

According to a source, the senator will arrive later this afternoon.

Should Lautenberg cast a vote this afternoon, it will be his first vote in the upper chamber since Feb. 28.  The senator has reportedly been suffering from leg fatigue and has been told by doctors to stay home.

The Senate is scheduled to vote on nine gun measures today, including a measure that makes gun show and internet sales subject to a criminal background check.  The measure needs 60 votes and even with Lautenberg’s vote it is not guaranteed to pass. 

Lautenberg has been a staunch supporter of gun control going back to the late 1990s.

Lautenberg on route to Capitol