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  • US Senate Votes 5247 to Reinstate Net Neutrality Rules
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Mitchell Zais to be deputy education secretary. Members also voted 52-47 to overturn the FCC’s repeal of the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules. Those rules…

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  • US Senate Debates FISA Bill
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on reauthorization of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) for another six years.

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  • Senate GOP Leader Proposes ThreeWeek CR As Government Shuts Down
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    Senate Session

    In a 50-49 vote, the Senate failed to invoke cloture on a bill to avert a government shutdown. Republican Senators Mike Lee (UT), Jeff Flake (AZ), Lindsey Graham (SC), and Rand Paul (KY) and all but…

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  • Gina Haspel Pledges Not to Restart CIA Interrogation Program
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    CIA Director Confirmation Hearing

    Gina Haspel, President Trump’s choice to head the CIA, testified on her nomination before the Senate Intelligence Committee. She talked about her over 30-year career with the CIA and…

  • FBI Director Says Rob Porter Background Check Was Completed Last July
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    Global Threats and National Security

    The Senate Intelligence Committee held a hearing on global terror threats. The directors of national intelligence, the CIA, and the FBI, among other intelligence and security chiefs,…

  • US Senate Debates Defense Budget for 2019
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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued consideration of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which authorizes defense programs and policies for the upcoming fiscal year.

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  • NSA Nominee Lieutenant General Paul Nakasone Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    U.S. Cyber Command and NSA Director Nominee Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Intelligence Committee held a confirmation hearing for Lieutenant General Paul Nakasone, the nominee to be the next director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and commander…

  • President Trump Addresses National Prayer Breakfast
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    National Prayer Breakfast

    President Trump joined lawmakers, religious leaders, and others for the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA) spoke about the role his faith…

  • Obama Administration Officials Testify on Russia Election Interference
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    Russia Election Interference

    The Senate Intelligence Committee held a hearing on the policy response to Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Witnesses included two officials who served under the Obama…

  • 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…

  • Senate Debates Government Funding Bill
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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated a House-passed bill that funds the federal government through February 6. Lawmakers also approved a six-year reauthorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act…

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  • 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…

  • Senate Passes 13 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill 6532
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    Senate Session

    In a 65-32 vote. the Senate approved a $1.3 trillion bill to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2018.

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  • President Trump Meets with GOP Senators on Immigration
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    President Trump Meeting with Republican Senators on DACA

    President Trump met with Republican senators about immigration policy, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The president said any renewal of the program must coincide with increased border security and that…

  • Senate Debates Immigration Legislation
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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted to advance H.R. 2579, the legislative vehicle for immigration legislation.

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  • Senate Intel Leaders We Must Do More to Protect Elections
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    Election Security

    Senate Intelligence Committee members, including Chair Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chair Mark Warner (D-VA), spoke to reporters following the release of a report on the country’s election…

  • Senate Rejects White House and Bipartisan Immigration Proposals
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    Senate Session

    During debate on an immigration bill, the Senate rejected four amendments. One would have provided a path to citizenship for undocumented migrants who arrived in the U.S. as children, also referred to…

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  • President Trump Urges Lawmakers to Support His Immigration Framework
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    President Trump's Remarks at Republican Retreat

    President Trump delivered remarks to congressional Republicans at their annual policy retreat in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The president touted his accomplishments in 2017,…

  • Attorney General Declines to Say If He Would Resign If Mueller Rosenstein Are Fired
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    Attorney General Sessions on Justice Department Budget Request

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the Justice Department’s fiscal year 2019 budget request. In addition to funding matters, he answered questions on…

  • Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Testifies on 2019 Budget Request
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    Secretary Betsy DeVos on Fiscal Year 2019 Education Budget Request

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee about President Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget request for her department. She answered questions on…

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