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In a blow to Trump, 14 senators from his own party opposed the president's bill.
Sen. John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican, put tight time constraints on the normally slow-moving Senate.
House Bill 17 would require the governor to appoint someone to fill a vacancy for a U.S. Senate seat until the next general election.
"As tough as it's been to juggle motherhood and the demands of being in the House and now the Senate, it's made me more committed to doing this job," Sen. Duckworth said.
His inability to cut a deal despite having a Republican majority in both houses of Congress marks arguably the most debilitating setback for his crisis-plagued administration.
The senators will be the second and third Black individuals to be on the 200-year-old Judiciary Committee.
Arpaio promised in an email to supporters that he would represent “a conservative vote.”
Sen. Mark Warner said the “frustratingly slow” effort has been making progress, however.
Democrats trimmed Republicans’ edge in the chamber to 51-49 with the swearing in of two new lawmakers on Wednesday.
Jones is the first Democrat in a quarter of a century to win a Senate seat in Alabama.
Moore, an accused sexual predator, has refused to concede defeat in the election he lost to Democrat Doug Jones.
The November letter, signed by 223 women working in national security and related jobs, said: “We, too, are survivors of sexual harassment, assault, and abuse or know others who are.”
Republican and Democratic lawmakers and aides said that talks on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) have been quietly making progress.
Laura Hall (D-Huntsville) talked with DiversityInc about Madison County's grassroots efforts to support Doug Jones in the senate race.
Independent government analyses have concluded that wealthier taxpayers would disproportionately benefit from the Republican proposals.
“I believe these women and so should you,” said Doug Jones, Moore’s Democratic challenger, of the women accusing Moore of sexual misconduct.
By repealing the Obamacare requirement that all Americans obtain health insurance, experts predict insurance premiums will rise and millions of people will lose coverage.
Trump said Republicans needed Moore even as other Republicans have backed away from the candidate.
A final vote is expected late on Thursday or early on Friday.
Since Trump took office in January, he and fellow Republicans in command of both chambers of Congress have approved no major legislation.
The Senate bill would add more than $1.4 trillion to the federal deficit over the first decade, according to congressional analysis.
Franken’s office previously issued statements in which he either apologized or said he could not remember the incidents.
“He’s obviously not fit to be in the United States Senate,” U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.