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    Freight Movement

    Transportation experts testified at a hearing on the nation’s freight movement and its impact on the economy. The witnesses stressed the importance of their industry and also spoke about…

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    Senate Confirmation Procedures

    The Senate Rules and Administration Committee convened a hearing to discuss a resolution to improve the procedures for the consideration of executive and judicial nominees. The bill’s…

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    Federal Reserve Chair Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Banking Committee held a confirmation hearing for President Trump’s Federal Reserve chair nominee, Jerome Powell. Mr. Powell answered questions on his overall philosophy and…

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    Securities and Exchange Commission Oversight Hearing

    Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Jay Clayton testified before the Senate Banking Committee on his agency’s priorities and agenda. Mr. Clayton addressed the 2016 SEC data breach, saying he…

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    Judicial Nominations

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing for Allison Eid to serve on the U. S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. If confirmed, Ms. Eid would fill the seat vacated by Supreme Court…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Kevin Newsom to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

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    Comptroller of the Currency and Federal Reserve Nominations

    The Senate Banking and Housing and Urban Affairs Committee held a confirmation hearing or comptroller of currency nominee Joseph Otting and Federal Reserve Board nominee Randal Quarles.…

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivered the central bank’s semiannual monetary policy report. This was her second day on the Hill. She said she’d like to see a three percent growth rate for the…

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    Fiscal Year 2018 NASA Budget

    Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot testified at a hearing on his agency’s fiscal year 2018 budget. Members questioned him about cuts to programs in areas such as education, earth science…

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    Fiscal Year 2018 National Institutes of Health Budget

    National Institutes of Health directors testified at a hearing on their fiscal year 2018 budget request, and some of the medical research taking place to combat diseases. The leaders outlined…

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    Fiscal Year 2018 Justice Department Budget

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testified before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Justice about the Justice Department’s fiscal year 2018 budget request. Among his comments…

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    Department of Education Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request

    Secretary Betsy DeVos testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 Department of Education budget request. As in her last testimony on the 2018…

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    Fiscal Policy

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin provided a domestic fiscal policy update. He stressed that housing finance reform was a priority for the Trump administration. He also told committee members he…

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    Transportation Infrastructure

    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao testified at a hearing on the Trump administration’s plan to address the nation’s infrastructure challenges. She said the $1 trillion proposal would…

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    Water Resources and the Economy

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite and local officials testified at a hearing on the economic effects of water resource projects. Other topics included…

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    SEC Nominee Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee held a confirmation hearing for Securities and Exchange nominee Jay Clayton, a Wall Street attorney who has represented several…

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    Defense Budget and Readiness

    Defense Secretary James Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified on the U.S. military’s readiness and the fiscal year 2018 budget. Much of the focus of the hearing…

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee on her semiannual report on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Representative Tom Price’s (R-GA) nomination to be health and human services secretary. Senators also voted to move forward on the nomination of Steve Mnuchin for…

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    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Ben Carson testified on his nomination to be Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) secretary in the Donald Trump administration. Dr. Carson, a former neurosurgeon and 2016 Republican…

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