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  • Senate Rules Committee Approves Resolution to Shorten Confirmation Process
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    Procedures for Considering Nominations

    The Senate Rules and Administration Committee met to consider S. Res 50, which would reduce debate time for many non-Cabinet executive nominations. Members voted along party lines 10-9 to…

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  • Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Confirmation Hearing
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    Judiciary and Executive Branch Confirmations

    The Senate Judiciary Committee met to consider Neomi Rao, President Trump’s nominee to serve on the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, as well as two nominees to the Privacy and…

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  • Senate Rules Hearing on Procedures for Considering Nominations Booker on Barr
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    Senate Rules Hearing on Procedures for Considering Nominations: Booker on Barr

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    The Senate Rules and Administration Committee voted along party lines 10-9 to favorably report out of committee a resolution to change procedures for the consideration of presidential…

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  • Senate Judiciary Committee Advances William Barr Nomination Along Party Lines
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    Senate Judiciary Attorney General Vote

    The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-10 along party lines to favorably report out the nomination of William Barr to be the next attorney general for full consideration on the floor.…

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  • Quakers Guns and the British Industrial Revolution
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    Quakers, Guns and the British Industrial Revolution

    Priya Satia, Stanford University history professor, explored the complex relationship between the Quaker Community and gun makers during the British Industrial Revolution. She chronicled…

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  • US Senate Blocks Competing Bills to ReOpen Government
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    Senate Session

    On day 34 of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history over President Trump’s demand for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, the Senate blocked two plans to reopen the government. The first,…

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  • Attorney General Nominee William Barr Confirmation Hearing
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    Attorney General Confirmation Hearing, Day 1

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing for William Barr, President Trump’s nominee to succeed former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who left the post in November. Following opening…

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  • Attorney General Nominee William Barr Confirmation Hearing Day 2
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    Attorney General Confirmation Hearing, Day 2

    The Senate Judiciary Committee met for a second day to consider the nomination of William Barr to be attorney general. Nine witnesses, many with previous experience in law enforcement and public…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    On day 26 of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, the Senate blocked a resolution lifting of sanctions on three Russian companies. The Treasury Department the previous month…

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  • President Trump Participates in Immigration Border Security Roundtable
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    President Trump Immigration Border Security Roundtable

    President Trump held a roundtable discussion with border and immigration officials in McAllen, Texas. Also present were family members of victims of violence perpetrated by undocumented migrants, as…

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  • Border Patrol Chief Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee
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    Drug Cartels and Border Security

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration held a hearing on drug cartels and border security. The first panel featured administration and Homeland Security…

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  • CPB Chief Warns Border Facilities Not Equipped to Handle Families or Children
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    Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Testifies Before Senate Judiciary

    Customs and Border Protection (CPB) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan testified at an oversight hearing on border security and immigration enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border. He fielded questions on his agency’s use of…

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  • Senate Ceremonial Swearingin
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    Senate Ceremonial Swearing-in

    Vice President Pence held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly elected and re-elected senators. The event happens at the start of each Congress in the Old Senate Chamber. The…

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  • President Trump Signs First Step and Juvenile Justice Reform Acts
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    President Trump First Step and Juvenile Justice Reform Acts Signing

    President Trump signed two criminal justice reform bills, the First Step Act and the Juvenile Justice Reform Act, in an Oval Office ceremony with lawmakers, faith leaders, law enforcement…

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  • Senate Session Part 1
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a legislative session and recessed subject to the call of the chair.

    View in Congressional Chronicle2,253 views
  • US Senate Passes Criminal Justice Bill 8712
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    In an 87-12 vote, the Senate passed a criminal justice reform bill, the First Step (Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person) Act. The bill…

    View in Congressional Chronicle2,445 views
  • Judiciary FBI and Homeland Officials Testify on Chinese Espionage
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    Judiciary, FBI and Homeland Officials Testify on Chinese Espionage

    Top officials with the Homeland Security and Justice Departments as well as the FBI testified on China’s non-traditional espionage efforts against the United States. Topics included concerns over…

    11,614 views
  • US Senate Debates Yemen War Resolution
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    Senate Session

    The Senate adopted a measure offered by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) to change IRS donor disclosure requirements for tax-exempt groups. Members also voted to move forward with a resolution…

    View in Congressional Chronicle1,649 views
  • Federal Trade Commission Oversight
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    Federal Trade Commission Oversight

    Federal Trade Commission Chair Joseph Simons and other commissioners testified on the agency’s budget and priorities. Senators asked questions on a variety of consumer protection topics,…

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  • CENTCOM and Special Ops Commander Nominees Testify on Capitol Hill
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    Military Command Confirmations

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominees to be the next commanders of U.S. Central Command commander and the U.S. Special Operations.…

    2,227 views
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