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CAPITOL HILL BUZZ: Leahy casts 15,000th vote

Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy — photographer, Grateful Dead fan, star of Batman movies — is now a member of a very exclusive club. He cast his 15,000th vote on Tuesday.

"That means he's taken the largest number of votes among all of us currently serving here in the Senate," Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said in paying tribute to Leahy. "It means he's taken the sixth-largest number of votes in Senate history."

Republicans and Democrats praised Leahy's work and longevity after he voted Tuesday morning on an amendment to a cybersecurity bill. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., recognized his Democratic colleague as did Vermont's...