US Senator Chuck Grassley, Republican of Iowa, speaks on immigration during a briefing for reporters at the Capitol on June 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US Senate on June 27 approved a key provision on tightening border security of a landmark immigration reform bill, setting up a vote on final passage of the measure later this week. If the overall bipartisan legislation passes the chamber as expected as early as June 28, it would move to the Republican-led House of Representatives, where its fate is less certain. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN
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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) (C) makes an opening statement as committee members (L-R) Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Sen. John Rockefeller (D-WV), ranking member Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) prepare to vote on health care reform legislation on Capitol Hill October 13, 2009 in Washington, DC. Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) has not tipped her hand about which way she will vote on the groundbreaking legislation but some believe she may be the only Republican to vote for the bill.
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Sen. Charles Grassley (R-KS) reads over his notes with two pairs of eyeglasses during a markup hearing of the Senate Finance Committee September 30, 2009 in Washington, DC. The committee markup was on pending national health care legislation entitled 'America's Health Future Act.'
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Sen. John Rockefeller (D-WV) talks with Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) before the start of the full Senate Finance Committee markup of 'The America's Health Future Act' September 29, 2009 in Washington, DC. The committee is expected this week to tackle the issues of how to pay for the proposed health care plan and whether or not it should include a public insurance option with amendments offered by Sen. Rockefeller and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY). Also pictured at right is ranking member Sen. Charles Grassley (R-KS).