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    Senator Leahy on Loretta Lynch Nomination

    Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) criticized Republicans for holding up Loretta Lynch’s nomination to be attorney general, and he discussed her career and qualifications.

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    Senate Debate on Loretta Lynch Nomination

    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said he opposes Loretta Lynch’s attorney general nomination because of her support for President Obama’s policies. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN),…

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    Senators Grassley and Schumer on Loretta Lynch Nomination

    Prior to the Senate 56-43 vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) debated her nomination.

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    Senator Harry Reid on Loretta Lynch Confirmation

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (R-NV) responded to a Wall Street Journal editorial on Loretta Lynch’s nomination to be attorney general, and criticized Republicans for holding up…

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    Senator Jeff Sessions on Loretta Lynch Nomination

    Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) urged his colleagues to send a message to President Obama about what he called “presidential overreach” by voting against Loretta Lynch’s…

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    Senate Debate on Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Senators began debate on a measure that would require the Obama Administration to submit any nuclear agreement with Iran to Congress for review. Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Ben…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate by a 56-43 vote confirmed Loretta Lynch to become the 83rd attorney general and first African-American woman to the position.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed 99-0 the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (S. 178), anti-human trafficking legislation that would impose fines and others penalties against persons convicted…

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    Senator Cornyn on Human Trafficking Bill

    Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) spoke about the compromise reached on the human trafficking bill that he sponsored. The deal increases penalties for human trafficking and creates a victims'…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act. 

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    Senators Murray and Klobuchar on Human Trafficking Bill

    Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) spoke about the compromise reached on the human trafficking bill. The deal increases penalties for human trafficking and creates a…

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    Senators McConnell and Reid on Human Trafficking Bill

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke about the compromise reached on the human trafficking bill. The deal increases penalties for…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened with a period of morning business before resuming debate on S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Debate on Human Trafficking Abortion Amendment

    Senators debated an amendment by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) that would change the “Hyde Amendment” language in the Human Trafficking bill. The amendment would place fees…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act. The bill includes a provision barring money from victims' funds from being spent on abortions.

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    Senators Warren and Markey on Boston Marathon Bombing

    Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey introduced a moment of silence in the Senate at 2:49 p.m. EDT. That was the time two bombs went off near the Boston Marathon…

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    Senators Sanders and Enzi on the Federal Budget

    Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke in opposition to the Senate 54-43 vote in favor of forming a conference committee with the House on a fiscal year 2016…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate debated motions to instruct conferees on the fiscal year 2016 budget resolutions. At 2:49 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, members observed a moment of silence in honor of the…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened with a period of morning business. It approved entering into conference negotiations with House lawmakers on the fiscal year 2016 budget resolution.

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