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  • Senate Session Part 1
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued work on fiscal year 2020 domestic spending, including the Departments of Agriculture, Justice, Commerce, Science, Interior, Environment, and Housing and Urban…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate voted to limit debate on the nomination of Sean Cairncross to be CEO of Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). MCC is an independent U.S. foreign assistance agency created in…

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  • Senate Session Part 2
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate passed a disaster relief bill in response to recent hurricanes, flooding, and other natural disasters. Members also approved a measure that reduces illegal and unwanted…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Kenneth Lee’s nomination to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed three Export-Import Bank nominations: Kimberly Reed for president and two board members. Members also confirmed Joseph Bianco’s judicial nomination to the U.S. Second…

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  • Senate Session Part 2
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted to limit debate on three Export-Import Bank nominations: Kimberly Reed for president and two board members.

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed two judicial nominations: J. Campbell Barker to the U.S. District Court for Eastern Texas and Andrew Brasher to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of…

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  • Senator Schumer Calls for Withdrawal of Stephen Moore Federal Reserve Nomination
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    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters in the Capitol following their weekly caucus luncheon. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) urged the White House to withdraw Stephen Moore’s nomination to…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate blocked Senator Ben Sasse’s (R-NE) bill requiring medical care for an infant in the case of a failed abortion. Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) began the session with the annual reading of…

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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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  • US Senate Adopts Government Funding and Border Security Conference Report
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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 54-45 to confirm William Barr as attorney general. Democratic Senators Doug Jones (AL), Joe Manchin (WV), and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) were the only members of their party to vote for…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate worked on S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act, which sets forth provisions regarding various programs, activities, and projects for the management and conservation of…

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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 over President Trump’s demand for funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall, senators unanimously passed legislation providing back pay for federal workers…

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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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  • US Senate Approves Farm Bill 8713
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate in an 87-13 passed a five-year farm bill. Members also approved Jonathan Kobes' nomination to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Senators also paid tribute to Senator Joe…

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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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  • Senate Confirms Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Justice 5048
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    Senate Session

    In a vote of 50-48 vote, the Senate confirmed Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice on the Supreme Court. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who voted “no” on cloture and was the only Republican to oppose the nominee, used a…

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  • Senate Passes 2019 Defense Programs Bill 8710
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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed H.R.6147, a package of four spending bills for fiscal year 2019: (1) Interior and Environment, (2) Financial Services, (3) Transportation, Housing and Urban Development…

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  • US Senate Considers Judicial Nominations
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate confirmed Randal Quarles to serve a 14-year term on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Members also voted to limit debate on the nomination of Andrew Oldham be a judge on…

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  • US Senate Debates Farm Bill
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    Senate Session

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

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