Senate Deal on Trafficking Bill Clears Way for Lynch Vote

Loretta Lynch is finally on track to be confirmed as the next attorney general. On Tuesday morning the Senate reached an agreement to pass a bipartisan human trafficking bill, which clears the way for a vote on Lynch, perhaps as early as this week. After a furious round of deal-making over the past five days, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Harry Reid announced the chamber will finally move past an embarrassing stalemate on the trafficking bill, which started after Democrats ushered the bill to the floor only to belatedly realize it included abortion language they wanted removed.