Democrats said the decision to skip a hearing is an "unprecedented and drastic departure."
The senators are being recognized for their efforts to reform the criminal justice system.
The bill gives judges more discretion in sentencing non-violent drug offenders.
Many Republicans want to leave tax extenders for the GOP Congress in 2015.
Internet and technology groups were swift to congratulate senators Tuesday.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing next week on gun violence against women.
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Sen. Al Franken said the information disclosed still leaves Americans "in the dark."
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Leahy said his narrow focus “may not please all stakeholders.”
Civil libertarians are mounting a new fight in the Senate.
In a twist, House lawmakers are rallying around the USA Freedom Act.
Patrick Leahy wants other departments to adopt FCC's new higher Internet speed benchmark.
“They have to be protected from retaliation,” Sen. Patrick Leahy said.
Lawmakers in both chambers will spend the day debating environmental and energy policy.
Jeffords's decision to switch parties swung control of the Senate to Democrats.
Leahy is expected to unveil his bulked-up version of the USA Freedom Act on Tuesday.
Anticipation is building for Senate Judiciary Chairman Leahy to unveil his bill.
Privacy advocates want lawmakers to pick up the pace on NSA reform legislation.
Business groups said the rulings should convince Congress to keep laws up to date with technology.
Lawmakers want the bill passed before the August recess.
Reform advocates hope for a Senate comeback.
"I am open to considering the legislation when the Senate returns to Washington,” she said.
The group wants to prevent a deep cut to the Guard's size.