Senate panel sets vote on Sessions for AG
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The Senate Judiciary Committee is planning to move forward with Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits McCabe wins back full FBI pension after being fired under Trump Overnight Hillicon Valley — Apple issues security update against spyware vulnerability MORE's (Ala.) attorney general nomination early next week.

Committee staffers announced on Tuesday that the committee will vote on Sessions's nomination to lead the Justice Department on Jan. 24. The move means that Sessions will not get a confirmation vote on "day one" of the Trump administration. 
 
Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Democrats address reports that clean energy program will be axed Overnight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Colin Powell's death highlights risks for immunocompromised On The Money — Democrats tee up Senate spending battles with GOP MORE (D-Vt.), a member of the committee, also publicly released his follow-up questions for Sessions on Tuesday, including asking him to weigh in on if President-Elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Twitter's algorithm boosts right-leaning content, internal study finds Ohio Democrat calls Vance an 'ass----' over Baldwin tweet Matt Taibbi says Trump's rhetoric caused public perception of US intelligence services to shift MORE should have to divest his assets. 
 
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Sen. John CornynJohn CornynCornyn raises more than M for Senate GOP Is the Biden administration afraid of trade? The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - After high drama, Senate lifts debt limit MORE (R-Texas), the Senate's No. 2 Republican, urged Democrats on Tuesday not to delay Trump's nominees, specifically pointing to Sessions and Rex Tillerson, his pick to be secretary of State. 

“They should not delay for just delay's sake, which unfortunately some have threatened to do," he said. "[Delaying] won't help this new administration, won't make America a safer place and it will make us more vulnerable to those around the word who want to disrupt a peaceful transition of power."

Cornyn previously pointed to Sessions as one of the nominees Republicans hoped to confirm on "day one." 

Republicans have repeatedly noted that the then-Democratic controlled Senate confirmed seven of President Obama's nominees on the same day of his 2009 inauguration. 

A spokesman for the committee told The Hill late last week that any committee member will be able to request a vote on Session's nomination be "held over" until the committee's next meeting.