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Sen. Dominick Ruggerio is sworn in as President of the Rhode Island Senate by former Senate President and Superior Court Judge Joseph Montalbano as Ruggerio's granddaughter Ava Ruggerio holds the bible at the Rhode Island Statehouse Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

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Illustration on the sixty vote threshold rule in the Senate by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Texas Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, left, visits with Sen. Craig Estes, R-Wichita Falls, in the senate chamber, Feb. 28, 2017, in Austin, Texas. The senate is expected to preliminarily approve a call for a "convention of states" that would amend the U.S. Constitution and impose things like a federal balanced budget requirement and term limits Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Sen. Craig Estes, R-Wichita Falls, visits in the senate chamber, Feb. 28, 2017, in Austin, Texas. The senate is expected to preliminarily approve a call for a "convention of states" that would amend the U.S. Constitution and impose things like a federal balanced budget requirement and term limits Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Texas Sen. Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, left, visits with Senator Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, right, in the senate chamber, Feb. 28, 2017, in Austin, Texas. The senate is expected to preliminarily approve a call for a "convention of states" that would amend the U.S. Constitution and impose things like a federal balanced budget requirement and term limits Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2017, file photo, National Intelligence Director nominee, former Indiana Sen, Dan Coats waits for the start of a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. on Capitol Hill in Washington. Partisan discord is seeping into House and Senate intelligence committee investigations of the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether President Donald Trump has ties to Russia. The issue will likely surface at the Feb. 28 Senate confirmation hearing for former Coats. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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FILE -- In this May 26, 2016 file photo Sen. Janet Nguyen, R-Fountain Valley, is congratulated by Sen. Richardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, after the Senate approved one of her bills, in Sacramento, Calif. Lara, who was presiding over the Senate, ordered Nguyen removed from the floor Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, after she refused to stop delivering a speech criticizing former Sen. Tom Hayden for his anti-war activism in Vietnam. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

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House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, left, and Senate Speaker Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge, answer questions during a legislative preview session sponsored by The Associated Press and the Tennessee Press Association Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Senate Speaker Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge, right, and House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, answer questions during a legislative preview session sponsored by The Associated Press and the Tennessee Press Association Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Senate Finance Chairman Eric LaFleur, D-Ville Platte, left; Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, center; and Sherry Phillips-Hymel, the Senate's chief budget analyst, participate in a House Appropriations hearing on "rainy day" fund legislation that is part of a budget-rebalancing deal, on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

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Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, left, and Sen. Norby Chabert, R-Houma, look over a document during a Senate Finance hearing on legislation that is part of a budget-rebalancing deal in the special session, on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

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State Sen. Ty Masterson, R- Andover denounces a tax bill the Senate passed Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Topeka, Kan. (Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)

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Kansas state senators from left, Dinah Sykes, R-Lenexa; John Skubal, R-Overland Park, and Barbara Bollier, R-Mission Hills confer in a hallway outside the Senate chamber before their Republican leaders cancel a debate over budget-balancing proposals, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

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This photo provided by Armstrong Williams shows Senate Judiciary Chairman Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., posing for a photo with Coretta Scott King, widow of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. and then Thurmond staffer Armstrong Williams, right, in this undated photo. A letter sent by Coretta Scott King saying Jeff Sessions would be a bad choice for a lifetime federal judgeship is receiving new attention after Sen. Elizabeth Warren was rebuked Feb. 7, 2017, for quoting King's letter on the Senate floor.(Armstrong Willams via AP)

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Holding a transcript of her speech in the Senate Chamber, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. reacts to being rebuked by the Senate leadership and accused of impugning a fellow senator, Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Warren was barred from saying anything more on the Senate floor about Sessions after she quoted from an old letter from Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow about Sessions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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FILE - In this July 17, 2015 file photo, the statue honoring former South Carolina governor and U.S. senator "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman is seen on the grounds of the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. Rule 19 stems from a notorious 1902 incident in which two South Carolina senators got into a fistfight on the Senate floor. According to the Senate historian’s office, Sen. John McLaurin raced into the Senate chamber and said fellow Democrat Ben Tillman was guilty of "a willful, malicious, and deliberate lie." (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins, File)

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Gov. Rick Snyder listens as Lt. Gov. Brian Calley talks about the fiscal year 2018 and 2019 budget recommendation on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, before the joint Senate and House Appropriations Committees at the Senate Hearing Room in Boji Tower in Lansing, Mich. (Julia Nagy/Lansing State Journal via AP)

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From left to right, Budget Director Al Pscholka, Gov. Rick Snyder and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley present the fiscal year 2018 and 2019 budget recommendation on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 before the joint Senate and House Appropriations Committees at the Senate Hearing Room in Boji Tower in Lansing Mich. (Julia Nagy/Lansing State Journal via AP)

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Budget Director Al Pscholka, left, listens as Gov. Rick Snyder presents the fiscal year 2018 and 2019 budget recommendation on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 before the joint Senate and House Appropriations Committees at the Senate Hearing Room in Boji Tower in Lansing Mich. (Julia Nagy/Lansing State Journal via AP)

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From left to right, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Gov. Rick Snyder, and Budget Director Al Pscholka present the fiscal year 2018 and 2019 budget recommendation on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, before the joint Senate and House Appropriations Committees at the Senate Hearing Room in Boji Tower in Lansing, Mich. (Julia Nagy/Lansing State Journal via AP)