Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (center) talks about recent Republican Party gains and the road ahead for the GOP as Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (left) and Texas Gov. Rick Perry listen during a Wednesday press conference at the Republican governors' conference in Boca Raton, Fla. J Pat Carter/AP hide caption

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One-year-old Lavon Massey holds a sign as part of a protest outside the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in New Orleans on Wednesday. Organizers were drawing attention to the possibility that many undocumented immigrants may not be shielded by the president's executive order. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, said of the president's planned immigration announcement, "the first thing we need to explain to the American people is that this is illegal." Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will take over as Senate majority leader in the new term in January. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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