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    Senators Murray and Cornyn on Zika Response

    Senate Health Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) attempted to bring Zika virus research funding before the full Senate, but Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) blocked the motion.

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    Senator Reid on Supreme Court Justice Nomination

    Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke about Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland and a Senate Judiciary Committee forum on the nomination that took place that day. He blamed Senate…

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    Senator McConnell on Supreme Court Justice Nomination

    Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke about Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland and a Senate Judiciary Committee forum on the nomination that took place that day. He referred to…

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    Senate Democrats on Merrick Garland Supreme Court Nomination

    To mark the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board of Education decision, several Democratic senators called for Senate action on Merrick Garland’s nomination…

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    Senators on Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

    Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and John Cornyn (R-TX) spoke about the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. The bill allows victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to…

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    Senators on Zika Virus Funding

    Senators Murray (D-WA), Warren (D-MA), and Rubio (R-FL) spoke about funding for Zika virus research. Both Senator Murray and Senator Rubio have pending amendments related to Zika virus…

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    Senators Leaders on Police Week

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke on the Senate floor about National Police Week.

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    Minority Leader Reid on Donald Trump's Visit to Washington

    Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke on the Senate floor about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s visit to Capitol Hill to meet with congressional…

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    Senator Lee Tribute to Former Senator Bennett

    Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) paid tribute to former Senator Bob Bennett (R-UT), who died on May 4, 2016.

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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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