RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) The second senatorial debate kicked off Thursday night between Shelley Berkley and Senator Dean Heller.
One big topic during the debate Thursday night was immigration policy.
Moderator Mitch Fox directed the question to the senator about supporting the bill to end birth right citizenship and making English the official national language.
Senator Heller made it clear there needs to be immigration reform in this country during the debate Shelley Berkley called him out on his support of the Arizona immigration law.
The senator responded by saying it's the principles he agrees with.
"I want to make sure that everyone succeeds that's in this country. That's the goal. That's why we continue to push English, I think English is important to have success here in this country," Sen. Heller says.
"He is right in the fact because honestly, if you can speak English you're going to have more success in this country," UNR student Whitney Littlefield says.
Another hot button issue in both the Vice President debate and the U.S. Senate debate was Medicare.
The big question, how are these candidates going to support those who need it now and in the future.
Supporters agree with Sen. Heller’s statement.
"We have to quit taking money from Medicare. As you know 617 million dollars and given to Obamacare we have to stop taking money out of this system," Sen. Heller says.
"The whole discussion on Medicare was important. For one, I believe in what he said. I think you cannot continue to take from Medicare and Social Security for that matter and expect it to remain solvent," Reno resident Eric Scheetz says.
Sen. Heller supporters walked away believing he won the debate.
Now they say there’s only one thing to do.
"I think everybody should get out there and vote," Scheetz says.
Elections are less than a month away.