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    Judge Garland Supreme Court Nomination

    Senate Democrats held a forum on Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Top legal and government officials spoke…

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    Senate Session

    Following leader remarks and a period of morning business, the Senate resumed debate on H.R. 2577, the combined transportation and housing spending bill with the military…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted on several amendments dealing with federal funding for Zika virus research and prevention.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved the nomination of Paula Xinis to be district judge for the District of Maryland.

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    Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, National Security and Privacy

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act, which was up for reauthorization in 2017. Former national security and…

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    Criminal Justice Reform

    A bipartisan group of senators, including Charles Grassley (R-IA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Mike Lee (R-UT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), held a news…

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    Senate Role in Judicial Nominations

    Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), who serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee, talked about the role of the Senate in Supreme Court nominations, followed by a panel…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 85-12 to pass S.2012, an energy policy and modernization bill that would upgrade the nation’s electric grid and increase energy efficiency in buildings. They…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate voted 95-3 in favor of passage of H.R.636, the legislative vehicle for the long-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, which funds the FAA’s…

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    Combating Violent Extremism

    U2 lead singer Bono and Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken were among the witnesses at a hearing on resources needed to combat violent extremism. The witnesses said the United…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following leader remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business. The Senate continued work on H.R.636, the legislative vehicle for the long-term Federal Aviation Administration…

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    Senator Patrick Leahy on Meeting with Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

    Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT) spoke to reporters following a meeting with U.S. Court of Appeals of D.C. Chief Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama’s…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on the House message to S. 764, the legislative vehicle for genetically modified organisms (GMO) food labeling legislation.

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    Senate Judiciary Committee Business Meeting

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a business meeting on whether to hold a hearing on a Supreme Court justice nomination to replace Justice Antonin Scalia. Committee Chair Chuck…

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    Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats on Supreme Court Vacancy

    Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee talked with reporters following a meeting with President Obama at the White House. The senators talked with the president about the…

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    Canadian State Dinner Guest Arrivals

    Guests arrived at the White House for the state dinner for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Some of the guests spoke to reporters. This is a portion of the arrivals.

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    Justice Department Oversight Hearing

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified at a Justice Department oversight hearing. Much of the hearing focused on the FBI’s demand that Apple help unlock an iPhone used by one of…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 524, a bill to combat opioid and heroin addiction.

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    Newsmakers with Senator Patrick Leahy

    Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about the dispute between Republicans and Democrats over holding hearings before the presidential election on a nominee…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on S. 524, a heroin and opioid addiction bill.

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