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Votes on their confirmations were postponed one day because of the shooting at Navy Yard that resulted in 13 deaths. 

After the shooting began Monday, Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies Republicans are headed for a disappointing end to their year in power Obama's HHS secretary could testify in Menendez trial MORE (D-Nev.) announced the Senate would not hold its scheduled session.