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  • Senator Patrick Leahy Delivers Weekly Democratic Address
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    Weekly Democratic Address

    In the weekly Democratic address, Senator Patrick Leahy (VT) talked about government funding and border security.

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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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  • US Senate Debates William Barr Attorney General Nomination
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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated the nomination of William Barr for attorney general.

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  • Senate Democrats Call on President to Sign Border Deal and Avert Shutdown
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    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Following their weekly caucus luncheon, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and other members of Senate Democratic leadership spoke to reporters. Senator Schumer (D-NY) endorsed the border…

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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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  • House and Senate Lawmakers Begin Negotiations on Border Security Funding
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    Homeland Security Spending Conference Committee

    In the hope of avoiding another government shutdown, members of House and Senate Appropriations subcommittees met to work out in conference committee a deal on Homeland Security spending,…

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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 Approves Deal to ReOpen Government
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    On the 35th day of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history over President Trump’s demand for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, the Senate approved by unanimous consent a deal to reopen…

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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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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    On day 33 of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, the Senate met for a legislative session. No votes were taken.

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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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  • 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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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    On day 24 of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, Senate Democrats for the third time, in an effort to force a vote on legislation to reopen the government, blocked a bill that…

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  • 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 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 Session Part 2
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate considered a Middle East policy bill to provide military aid to Israel and put new sanctions on Syria. Democrats had pledged to block any legislation on the floor that did not provide…

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  • Senate Session Part 1
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate considered a Middle East policy bill to provide military aid to Israel and put new sanctions on Syria. Democrats had pledged to block any legislation on the floor that did not provide…

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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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