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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 1987 file photo, Judge Robert Bork, nominated by President Ronald Reagan to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court, is sworn before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill at his confirmation hearing. Supreme Court nominations became politically contentious about 222 years ago when the Senate voted down George Washington’s choice for chief justice. Republicans point to 1987, when Democrats led the way in rejecting Reagan's nomination of Bork for the high court. The 58-42 vote against Bork came after a full hearing and Senate debate. (AP Photo/John Duricka)

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N.C. Senate President pro tem Phil Berger, left front, and Sen. Harry Brown, right front, and other senators listen as HB 142 is debated on the Senate floor in the General Assembly in Raleigh, NC. It is a bill to replace the controversial HB2. The bill passed the Senate, and then went to the House, where it also passed. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP)

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William Hale, left, urges lawmakers to override Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's veto of Senate bill 91 in Frankfort, Ky., on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. House and Senate leaders planned to meet behind closed doors Wednesday afternoon to discuss Bevin's vetoes of bills about mental health , naming roads , regulating drones and spending money from a legal settlement with Volkswagen. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 14, 2017. Senate Republicans and Democrats appear to be on collision course over President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court and whether to changes Senate rules to get him confirmed. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

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Rhode Island Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio, D- North Providence, listens as the Democratic caucus nominates him to run for Senate President at the Rhode Island Statehouse Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

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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)