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More than 80 protesters are arrested outside the Senate chamber in Raleigh, N.C., during the seventh week of “Moral Mondays.” The NAACP and others are outraged over policies established by the Republican-controlled state government. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Sens. John McCain (left), Arizona Republican, and Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, two of the authors of the immigration reform bill crafted by the Senate's bipartisan "Gang of Eight," shake hands on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, June 27, 2013, before the final vote. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this June 26, 2013, file photo, Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, Fort Worth Democrat, stands in pink tennis shoes on a nearly empty Senate floor as she filibusters in an effort to kill an abortion bill in Austin. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Sen. Christopher Bond, D-Mo., left, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., walk near the floor of the Senate during an unusual Saturday session on Capitol Hill in Washington on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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**FILE** Sen. Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey Democrat, smiles after the final votes before the Senate leaves for a five-week recess on Capitol Hill in Washington on Aug. 2, 2012. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Sen. Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey Democrat, smiles after the final votes before the Senate leaves for a five-week recess on Capitol Hill in Washington on Aug. 2, 2012. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, arrives for a vote at the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday, May 6, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Democratic state Sens. Ricardo Lara (left) and Kevin de Leon converse during a Senate session at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. By a 27-9 vote the Senate approved Mr. Lara's bill that would use California's tax policy in an attempt to pressure the Boys Scouts of America into fully accepting gay members. The bill, SB323, gets rid of a tax exemption for sales and use taxes, as well as corporate taxes, for youth groups that discriminate. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Democratic state Sens. Ricardo Lara (left) and Kevin de Leon converse during a Senate session at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. By a 27-9 vote the Senate approved Mr. Lara's bill that would use California's tax policy in an attempt to pressure the Boys Scouts of America into fully accepting gay members. The bill, SB323, gets rid of a tax exemption for sales and use taxes, as well as corporate taxes, for youth groups that discriminate. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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**FILE** Sens. Patrick Leahy (right), Vermont Democrat and president pro tempore of the Senate, and Thad Cochran, Mississippi Republican, walk to the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill on May 6, 2013, during a vote on legislation to collect sales tax on Internet purchases. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Sens. Patrick Leahy (right), Vermont Democrat and president pro tempore of the Senate, and Thad Cochran, Mississippi Republican, walk to the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill on May 6, 2013, during a vote on legislation to collect sales tax on Internet purchases. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Copies of President Obama's budget plan for fiscal year 2014 are distributed to Senate staff on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 10, 2013. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Copies of President Obama's budget plan for fiscal year 2014 are distributed to Senate staff on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 10, 2013. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., arrives at the Senate chamber for a vote, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, May 6, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, arrives for a vote at the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday, May 6, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), left, the senator who former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yelled at during a senate hearing on the attacks in Benghazi, speaks with Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), right, before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (Andrew Geraci/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), right, the senator who former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yelled at during a senate hearing on the attacks in Benghazi, and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), center, arrive before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. waits for an elevator on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, after speaking about gun legislation on the Senate floor. A bipartisan effort to expand background checks was in deep trouble Wednesday as the Senate approached a long-awaited vote on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. waits for an elevator on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, after speaking about gun legislation on the Senate floor. A bipartisan effort to expand background checks was in deep trouble Wednesday as the Senate approached a long-awaited vote on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence. (Associated Press)

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., laughs as he and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, cross paths at competing TV news interviews just before a vote in the Senate on legislation to collect sales tax on internet purchases, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, May 6, 2013. (Associated Press)