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    Senators on Zika Virus Funding

    Democratic members of the Senate women’s caucus called on Republicans to help pass emergency funding for combating the Zika virus or to come up with their own response…

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    Senators on Federal Spending

    A discussion by the Senate majority and minority leaders on fiscal year 2017 federal spending turned into a debate on funding to deal with the Zika virus in the U.S. The pending bill…

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    Senate Debate on Energy and Water Spending Bill

    The Senate blocked advancement of an energy and water spending bill for fiscal year 2017, its first appropriations bill of the year. The issue behind the failed vote was an amendment…

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    Senate Democrats on Judicial Nominations, Part 2

    Senate Democrats tried unsuccessfully to force a vote on some judicial nominations. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blocked all the motions to move forward on votes.

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    Senators Alexander and Feinstein on Energy and Water

    Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Diane Feinstein (D-CA), chair and ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, introduced an energy and…

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    Senator Durbin on Oklahoma City Bombing

    Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) marked the 21st Anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. Merrick Garland was the judge in the ensuing case. He recalled the day, Judge Garlands’s…

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    Senator Leahy on Oklahoma City Bombing

    Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) marked the 21st Anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. Merrick Garland was the judge in the ensuing case. He recalled the day, Judge…

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    Senator Heitkamp on Equal Pay

    Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) spoke about pay equity, as well as paid leave, medical leave, and other family issues.

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    Senator Ayotte on Equal Pay

    Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) spoke about pay equity, calling on the Senate to pass her equal pay bill based on a New Hampshire law.

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    Senator Fischer on Equal Pay

    Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) spoke about pay equity, saying Democrats were politicizing the issue. She said Democrats say Republicans do not care about equal pay, a notion she called…

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    Democratic Senators on Equal Pay

    A group of Democratic senators spoke on the floor about the Paycheck Fairness Act. It would create penalties for employers who retaliate against employees who share wage information,…

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    Senator Grassley on Supreme Court Justice Nomination

    Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) responded on the Senate floor to what he called a Democratic “pressure campaign” to hold a hearing on President Obama’s…

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    Senator Joe Biden on Supreme Court Nominations

    Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) said that he did not believe the president should make any nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court until after the presidential election later that year.

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    Senator Cornyn on Supreme Court Nominee

    Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) reacted to President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. He spoke against…

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    Senator Rubio Returns to Senate Floor

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) returned to the Senate floor two days after ending his presidential campaign. He participated in a vote on a resolution holding Backpage.com Chief Executive…

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    Senator Cotton on ISIS Genocide Declaration

    Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) responded to Secretary Kerry’s announcement that the State Department believes ISIS* has carried out genocide against multiple ethnic and religious…

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    Senator Hatch on President Obama's Supreme Court Nomination

    Senator Hatch reacted to President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

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    Senator Durbin on President Obama's Supreme Court Nomination

    Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke about President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

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    Senator Rounds on President Obama's Supreme Court Nomination

    Senator Rounds reacted to President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

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    Senator Cornyn on President Obama's Supreme Court Nomination

    Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) reiterated his stance against the Senate considering President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland.

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