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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…

  • Senate Blocks Middle East Policy Bill 5644
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    Senate Session

    On day 18 of a government shutdown over President Trump’s demand for a U.S-Mexico border wall, the Senate blocked the advancement of the Middle East policy bill, the Strengthening America’s…

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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…

  • US Senate Passes 5Year Farm Bill 8611
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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed its version of a farm bill that sets farm, conservation, crop insurance, nutrition, and rural development policies through 2023. It would also legalize commercial hemp…

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  • White House Chief Economist Kevin Hassett Testifies Before Joint Economic Committee
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    Economic Report of the President

    Kevin Hassett, President Trump’s chief economist, testified before the Joint Economic Committee on an annual report outlining the administration’s domestic and international economic policies. He…

  • US Senate Continues Debate on Judicial Nominations
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed the nomination of Thomas Parker to be a U.S. district court judge for the Western District of Tennessee. Lawmakers also voted to limit debate on another district court…

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  • Outgoing Federal Reserve Chair Yellen Testifies on Economic Outlook
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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified before the Joint Economic Committee on the country’s economic outlook. She told committee members the economic recovery was “broad based” both domestically and…

  • US Senate Meets for Legislative Business
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The U.S. Senate resumed consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act. Members also made speeches about the need for hurricane response in Puerto Rico.

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  • Senate Narrowly Rejects Health Care Law Repeal in 4951 Vote
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    Senate Session

    Senators voted down the so-called skinny repeal health care amendment. Republican Senators McCain (R-AZ), Murkowski (R-AK), and Collins (R-ME) joined all Democrats in voting against it.

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  • Senate Democrats Say Theyre Ready to Work with GOP on Health Care
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    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Senate Democratic leaders spoke with reporters following the weekly party lunch. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reiterated his call for Republicans and Democrats to work together on…

  • State Officials and Physicians Testify on Economic Impact of Opioid Epidemic
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    Economic Impact of Opioid Epidemic

    Witnesses that included Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) testified at a hearing on the opioid crisis and other forms of drug abuse and their possible relationship to economic factors.…

  • Senators Speak Out on FBI Directors Firing
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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 49-51 against beginning debate on H.J. Res. 36, a disapproval resolution to repeal an Obama administration Bureau of Land Management rule requiring oil and gas producers to limit the amount of…

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  • US Senate Confirms EPA Nominee Advances Commerce Nominee
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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 51-49 to confirm Representative Mick Mulvaney’s (R-SC) nomination to be director of the Office of Management and Budget. Members also voted 54-46 to advance Scott Pruitt’s…

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  • US Senate Confirms Jeff Sessions Takes Up Tom Price Nomination
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate session of Monday, February 6, 2017, resumed at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday to continue debate on the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be attorney general. Senator Sessions…

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  • US Senate Democrats Continue to Hold Floor as DeVos Vote Looms
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate debated and spoke about through the night Betsy DeVos' nomination to be for secretary of education in the Trump administration. During the vote on her confirmation, President…

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  • US Senate Democrats Accuse Republicans of Repeal and Run in Late Night Health Care Debate
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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on the fiscal year 2017 budget resolution, which included instructions to committees to write legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Later, Senate…

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  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen Testifies on the Economic Outlook
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    Economic Outlook

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified at a Joint Economic Committee hearing on the U.S. economic outlook. She said an increase in the central bank’s interest rate could occur “relatively…

  • US Senate Holds 15Hour Debate on Gun Control
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    Senate Session

    Following leader remarks and a period of morning business, senators were to vote on the motion to proceed to H.R. 2578, a commerce, justice, and science appropriations bill. Senator…

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  • US Senate Debate on FAA Reauthorization
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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on H.R. 636, the legislative vehicle for the long-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill.

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  • Janet Yellen Testimony on the Federal Reserve System
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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified before the Joint Economic Committee on the Federal Reserve System. She said that the says the highway funding bill that Congress had just passed would…

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