Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH., talks on her cell phone as she carries a bag lunch in the U.S. Capitol on December 31, 2012 in Washington, DC. The House and Senate are both still in session on New Year's Eve to try to deal with the looming 'fiscal cliff.'
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) (3rd L) speaks as (L-R) Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) listen during a news conference July 24, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The senators held a news conference to discuss the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
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Nobel Peace Prize winner and Burmese pro-democracy opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (L) meets with Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and other members of the U.S. Senate leadership at the U.S. Capitol September 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. Suu Kyi will receive the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal during her 18-day cross-country tour of the United States.
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Chairman Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) talks with U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) before the start of a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, January 21, 2015 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony on from former cabinet officials regarding global challenges and United States national security strategy.
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Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) prepare to appear on national television together on the morning of October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. Today marks the 16th day of the government shutdown and the last day to find a solution before the government could potentially begin defaulting on debts.
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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)(R), speaks about Benghazi while flanked by U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) during a news conference on Capitol Hill, April 9, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Senators said they still have many unanswered questions regarding the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghaz, Libya.
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Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) hold a news conference about Benghazi at the U.S. Capitol October 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. Graham said he would put a hold on all Obama Administration nominations pending in the Senate until Congress is given access to survivors of the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.