After 6-week standoff, deal clears way for Klobuchar’s anti-trafficking bill

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A Minnesota Senator’s bill to fight sex trafficking may finally have broken free from the political logjam that’s kept it in limbo on Capitol Hill for more than a month.

The impasse has also delayed the confirmation of a new U.S. Attorney General and caused “weeks of grief” for  Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar, according to Politico.

The bill that Klobuchar co-authored was thought to be non-controversial – until an anti-abortion provision that Klobuchar and fellow Democrats had failed to notice came to light.

Democrats refused to bring the bill up for a vote as long as it contained the abortion language. Republicans, in turn, refused to hold a confirmation vote on Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch.

Politico says the episode has caused some bickering among Senate Democrats and suggests Klobuchar is as relieved as anyone to put it in the rear view mirror.

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