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  • US Senate Votes to Block National Emergency Declaration 5941
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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 59-41 in favor of a House-passed resolution to terminate President Trump’s national emergency declaration at the U.S.-Mexico border. Twelve Republicans voted for the…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Chad Readler to be a judge on the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved the nomination of Michael Desmond to be IRS chief counsel. Members also voted to limit debate on Andrew Wheeler’s nomination for Environmental Protection Agency…

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  • Senate Session Part 1
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate worked on the nomination of Eric Miller to be a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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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 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • US Senate Debates Criminal Justice Reform Bill
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued work on a criminal justice reform bill, the First Step (Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person) Act. the Senate passed a…

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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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  • US Senate Debates Yemen War Resolution
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    Senate Session

    The Senate adopted a measure offered by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) to change IRS donor disclosure requirements for tax-exempt groups. Members also voted to move forward with a resolution…

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  • Senate Democratic Leader Presses President to Accept Funding Offer Avert Shutdown
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    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters in the Capitol following their weekly party luncheon. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) urged President Trump to accept his offer of passing…

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