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  • US Senate Advances Resolution Disapproving Lifting of Russia Sanctions
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    On day 25 of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, the Senate voted to advance a resolution disapproving of the Treasury Department lifting sanctions on three Russian companies.…

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  • Senate Unanimously Approves Back Pay for Federal Workers After Shutdown Ends
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    Senate Session

    On day 20 of a partial government shutdown, senators unanimously passed legislation providing back pay for federal workers affected by the shutdown. In an effort to force a vote on…

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  • Senate Passes ShortTerm Spending Bill House Vote Expected Today
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    Senate Session

    The Senate by voice vote passed a short-term spending bill to fund the government through February 8, 2019. Members also voted in favor of limiting debate on Joseph Maguire’s nomination to…

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  • 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…

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  • US Senate Backs Ending Military Aid in Yemen War
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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 56-41 to approve a resolution ending U.S. military aid in the war in Yemen. Senators also approved by voice vote a resolution condemning the killing of Washington Post…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed two nominations: Kathleen Kraninger to be the next Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director, and Bernard McNamee to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory…

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  • US Senate Meets for Legislative Business
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued work on judicial and executive nominations. Members advanced the nominations of Jonathan Kobes to be a circuit court judge for the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and…

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  • Senator James Lankford on Face the Nation
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    Senator James Lankford on "Face the Nation"

    Senator James Lankford (R-OK), in an appearance on CBS' “Face the Nation,” commented on public rhetoric and discourse in the wake of the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

  • Census Bureau and Postal Regulatory Commission Nominees Testify at Confirmation Hearing
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    Census and Postal Regulatory Commission Confirmations

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nominations of Steven Dillingham to become the director of the U.S. Census Bureau and Michael Kubayanda…

  • Secretary Nielsen and FBI Director Wray Testify on Homeland Security Threats
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    Homeland Security Threats

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, FBI Director Christopher Wray and the acting director of the National Counterterrorism Center testified on national security threats before the…

  • President Trump Meets With Freed Pastor Andrew Brunson
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    Pastor Andrew Brunson at White House

    President Trump met with Pastor Andrew Brunson and his family in the Oval Office. Pastor Brunson had been detained in Turkey on espionage and terrorism-related charges since 2016. He was…

  • US Senate Debates Brett Kavanaugh Nomination Reacts to FBI Report
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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued debate and discussion of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to be an associate justice on the Supreme Court.

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  • Senate to Have Procedural Vote on Kavanaugh Nomination on Friday
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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued the legislative day of September 28, 2018. Members voted 93-6 in favor of a five-year re-authorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and 98-1 in favor of…

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  • Justice and Homeland Security Officials Testify on Migrant Children Policy
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    Migrant Children and Border Security

    Officials with the Justice Department, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs…

  • Federal Officials Testify on Government Reorganization Plan
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    Federal Government Reorganization Plan

    The heads of General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) testified at a hearing on the Trump administration’s reorganization plans for their agencies. The…

  • Senate Commerce Committee Considers Trump Administration Nominees
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    Transportation Department and NASA Nominations

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on three of President Trump’s nominees, deputy administrator of NASA, an assistant Transportation Department…

  • Senate Intelligence Committee Holds Hearing on Social Media and Foreign Influence
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    Foreign Influence on Social Media

    The Senate Intelligence Committee held a hearing on the use of social media misinformation campaigns by foreign actors. Members asked witnesses particularly about what they had observed and…

  • Foreign Influence and Social Media
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    Foreign Influence and Social Media

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Senators focused on Russian interference in U.S. elections…

  • Government Officials Testify on Cyber Threats
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    Cyber Threats to U.S. Infrastructure

    Government officials, utility industry leaders, and security experts testified before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on cyber threats to U.S. critical infrastructure. In addition,…

  • US Senate Debates 2019 Spending Bills
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued consideration of H.R. 6157, a two-bill $857 billion fiscal year 2019 spending package containing the two largest annual spending bills that fund the Defense Department…

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