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    Senate Session

    By a 49-51 margin, the Senate blocked the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021 from advancing to a final passage vote. Sixty votes were needed. No Republicans voted for the legislation, and all…

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    Ceremonial Swearing-In for Senate President Pro Tempore Leahy and Senator Padilla

    Vice President Harris swore in for the 117th Congress Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) as president pro tempore of the Senate, as well as her replacement in the Senate, Senator Alex Padilla…

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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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    150th Anniversary of the Senate Appropriations Committee

    To mark the 150th anniversary of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senate Historian Betty Koed reflected on the committee’s history. Senators Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the…

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    Senators React to Ruling that Senator Warren Impugned Senator Sessions

    After the Senate voted to uphold the ruling of the chair that Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) violated rule XIX by impugning the character of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Senators spoke…

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    Senate Ceremonial Swearing-in

    Vice President Biden 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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    Senate Tributes to Vice President Biden

    Senators paid tribute to Vice President Biden following a vote to approve the 21st Century Cures Act, a $6.3 billion medical research bill which also included funding for the vice president’s cancer…

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    Senate Role in Judicial Nominations

    Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), who serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee, talked about the role of the Senate in Supreme Court nominations, followed by a panel…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began with a reading by Senator Angus King (I-ME) of President George Washington’s farewell address and thereafter proceeded to a period of morning business. At 5…

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    Swearing-In of Senator Patrick Leahy as President Pro Tempore

    Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) made remarks before he was sworn in as president pro tempore following the death of Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI).

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began with a reading of President George Washington’s farewell address and thereafter proceeded to a period of morning business.

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    Senate Judiciary Committee Agenda

    Senate Judiciary Chair Patrick Leahy spoke about the Senate Judiciary Committee’s agenda in the 112th Congress. Among the committee’s priorities were tax fraud and patent reform, job…

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    Ceremonial Swearing In for Senators

    Newly elected or re-elected senators posed with their families and the vice president for a photo opportunity depicting a swearing-in ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber.

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    Senators on Death of Senator Byrd

    On the day that Senator Byrd (D-WV), the longest serving senator in U.S. history, died, his fellow senators took to the floor to pay tribute to Senator Byrd’s life and career. Senator Reid paid…

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    Presidential Remarks to Senate Democratic Conference

    President Obama spoke to the Senate Democratic Conference and answered questions at the Newseum. In his remarks he highlighted the accomplishments of the Democratic-controlled Congress, called on…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued consideration of the nomination of Priscilla Owen as a judge for the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Judge Owen was the first of seven nominations which had been filibustered by the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued consideration of the nomination of Priscilla Owen as a judge for the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Following a bipartisan compromise reached among 14 senators the previous…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued consideration of the nomination of Priscilla Owen as a judge for the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Late in the session senators came to the floor to announce and speak about an…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued consideration of the nomination of Priscilla Owen as a judge for the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. She was the first of seven nominations which had been filibustered by the…

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    Federal Judicial Nominations

    Senator Byrd and other Democrats addressed MoveOn.org’s “Rally to Save the Courts.” They opposed the Republican “nuclear option” to remove the Senate rule requiring a two-thirds vote to stop a…

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