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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), left, speaks with Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), right, before testifying with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-Ky.) at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People" focusing on campaign finance on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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**FILE** Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (right), Vermont Democrat, and the committee's ranking Republican, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, arrive on Capitol Hill on July 31, 2013, as the panel questioned top Obama administration officials about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs for the first time since the House narrowly rejected a proposal last week to effectively shut down the NSA's secret collection of hundreds of millions of Americans' phone records. (Associated Press)

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FILE - This March 11, 2014 file photo shows Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Obama administration says there are legal safeguards in place in the event suspected terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay are ever relocated to the United States, and that detainees would be barred from receiving asylum and would have no right to remain in the country permanently. Leahy said a report to Congress lends support for lifting the congressional ban on transferring detainees to the US and should calm fears that it would harm public safety. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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FILE - This Oct. 14, 2013 file photo shows Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., walking through a corridor at the Capitol in Washington. Leahy said he's “concerned the growing trend toward relying upon FOIA exemptions to withhold large swaths of government information is hindering the public's right to know." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, after speaking in support of Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who accused the CIA of undermining congressional oversight and the separation of powers under the Constitution. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., talks with Senators during a meeting of the Senate Climate Action Task Force prior to taking to the Senate Floor all night to urge action on climate change on Monday, March 10, 2014, in Washington, from left, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D, Vt., Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Richard Blumenthal, D- Conn., Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., talks with Senators during a meeting of the Senate Climate Action Task Force prior to taking to the Senate Floor all night to urge action on climate change on Monday, March 10, 2014, in Washington, from left, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D, Vt., Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Richard Blumenthal, D- Conn., Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)