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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.
“This is about power,” said former Sen. Barbara Boxer when sharing her own experience with sexual harassment in the Senate chamber.
Birther Republican Senate candidate Moore previously told a jury he does not collect a “regular salary” from the charity, which also employs two of Moore’s children.
“This is just the beginning,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Tuesday.
Enactment in Texas, the most-populous Republican-dominated state, could give momentum in other socially conservative states for additional action on the issue.
The CBO estimated the number of uninsured would rise by 17 million next year alone if the Affordable Care Act were to be scratched without a new healthcare plan.
The Urban Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, estimated state Medicaid spending would increase by $565 million in 2022 under the proposed legislation.