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The Senate Republican leadership (from left) Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, gather before a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. President Barack Obama delivers his final State of the Union address before Congress tonight, where both the Senate and the House are controlled by Republicans opposed to his policies. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015 file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The squabble over Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails has hit the Senate. Grassley is using one of the tools of the Senate to try to extract information from the State Department related to Clinton's email practices, prompting complaints from Senate Democrats. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

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A grim Jedi Master with an amethyst-bladed lightsaber, Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson)was the champion of the Jedi Order, with little tolerance for the failings of the Senate, the arguments of politicians, or the opinions of rebellious Jedi.

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President Ronald Reagan pictured with Senate candidate Jim Santini during a fundraising dinner for Santini in Las Vegas in June 1986

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Aug. 6, 2015, as the Senate began its summer recess. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Sen. Bernard Sanders has been cashing in on his quarter-century in the Senate as a fierce left-wing warrior in his bid to wean support away from presumed Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has been hamstrung by the ongoing scandal involving her private email server. (Associated Press)

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FILE- In this Aug. 1, 2015, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to the attendees at the Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky. There will be no further roll call votes this week," McConnell, told a mostly empty Senate on Wednesday, Aug. 5. The Senate is joining the House in summer recess as Congress sets course for an autumn of showdowns over Iran, spending and Planned Parenthood. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

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Senior Senate Republicans lined up Sunday to rebuke Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, for attacking Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, an extraordinary display of intra-party division played out live on the Senate floor. (Associated Press)

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Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Fla., speaks to supporters and the media Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, in Miami, after he conceded Florida's senate race to Republican Marco Rubio. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

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Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, expects a defense budget for the Senate by week's end. A presidential veto is expected as the proposed spending plan would increase funding for a war chest (Associated Press)

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Senate Reapportionment Chairman Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton discusses an amendment on the floor of the Senate Monday, August 11, 2014, at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. Behind him are maps of the 2012 Florida congressional districts, left, and the redrawn districts he is proposing in Senate Bill 2. Legislators are meeting for a rare summer one-week special session, to redraw the boundary lines of two congressional districts ruled unconstitutional last month, and have a Friday deadline for a resolution. (AP Photo/Phil Sears) **FILE**

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Witnesses sworn in at a Senate hearing last week were (from left) Army Lt. Col. Jason Amerine; Taylor Johnson of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Michael Keegan, formerly of the Social Security Administration; Jose R. Ducos-Bello of U.S. Customs and Border Protection; and Thomas Devine of the Government Accountability Project. (Associated Press)

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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada walks to a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 9, 2015, following a Senate policy luncheon. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaks to the media during a news conference following a Senate policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

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"The question of every candidate will be this one: When have you led? Leadership is not a speech on the Senate floor. It's not what you say; it's what you do," he said, slipping in a shot at some of his Republican rivals. (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks to the media during a news conference following a Senate policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 2, 2015, as legislation to end the National Security Agency's collection of Americans' calling records while preserving other surveillance authorities is expected to clear the Senate late Tuesday. But House leaders have warned their Senate counterparts not to proceed with planned changes to a House version. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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Sen. John McCain, R-Az., walks to the Senate Chamber to begin a special session to extend surveillance programs, in Washington, Sunday, May 31, 2015. The Senate was unable to make a deal to extend contested anti-terror provisions and as a result, the post-Sept. 11 programs expired at midnight Sunday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Sen. John McCain, R-Az., walks to the Senate Chamber to begin a special session to extend surveillance programs, in Washington, Sunday, May 31, 2015. The Senate was unable to make a deal to extend contested anti-terror provisions and as a result, the post-Sept. 11 programs expired at midnight Sunday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. speaks with reporters as he walks to a luncheon with other Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, May 22, 2015. Supporters of President Barack Obama's trade agenda hope to fend off hostile Senate amendments Friday and send a major trade bill to the House, where another fierce debate awaits. Senators also plan to address the government's soon-to-expire authority to collect bulk data on Americans' phone records. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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FILE - In this May 5, 2015 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Supporters of President Barack Obama’s trade agenda hope to fend off hostile Senate amendments Friday, May 22, 2015, and send a major trade bill to the House, where another fierce debate awaits. Legislation to renew the Patriot Act is also on the calendar, as is a bill to renew authority to commit federal funds for highway and bridge construction. McConnell is intent on keeping the anti-terrorism Patriot Act from lapsing while Republicans control the House and Senate. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)