Senate Deal Clears Way for Loretta Lynch Vote

Party leaders in the Senate have clinched a deal on an anti-human trafficking bill that had been holding up a vote on Loretta Lynch's confirmation to lead the Justice Department — and that means that now President Barack Obama's pick for attorney general can get her confirmation vote, months after she was nominated. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he expected a vote on Lynch, a former Brooklyn federal prosecutor, "in the next day or so." A vote on whether to confirm her as AG had been held up because McConnell had linked it to the anti-trafficking bill, which contained anti-abortion language to which Democrats had objected. Obama had slammed the delay on Lynch's confirmation as "embarrassing."

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