FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2013 file photo Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., left, and President Barack Obama talk in the Way House Oval Office before Obama's departure for Minneapolis to speak about his gun-control proposals. Leahy, 72, has served for nearly four decades in the upper chamber, and earned his perch as one of the Senate's most powerful, and visible, members. Now he is front and center in two of the most contentious fights facing a bitterly divided Senate: guns and immigration. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2013 file photo Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., left, and President Barack Obama talk in the Way House Oval Office before Obama's departure for Minneapolis to speak about his gun-control proposals. Leahy, 72, has served for nearly four decades in the upper chamber, and earned his perch as one of the Senate's most powerful, and visible, members. Now he is front and center in two of the most contentious fights facing a bitterly divided Senate: guns and immigration. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2013 file photo Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., left, and President Barack Obama talk in the Way House Oval Office before Obama's departure for Minneapolis to speak about his gun-control proposals. Leahy, 72, has served for nearly four decades in the upper chamber, and earned his perch as one of the Senate's most powerful, and visible, members. Now he is front and center in two of the most contentious fights facing a bitterly divided Senate: guns and immigration. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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