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  • Amy Coney Barrett Testifies at Seventh Circuit Confirmation Hearing 2017
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    Judicial and Justice Department Pending Nominations

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing for pending judicial and Justice Department nominees. The judicial nominees were: Amy Coney Barrett, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals;…

  • William Browder Overturning Magnitsky Act is Putins Top Priority
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    Foreign Agents Registration Act

    Financier and former Russia investor William Browder testified at a hearing on the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). This law requires those representing the political interests of foreign powers to disclose…

  • Facebook Google and Twitter Executives Testify on Russia Election Ads
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    Facebook, Google and Twitter Executives on Russian Disinformation

    Twitter, Facebook, and Google officials testified at a hearing on social media and Russian influence in the 2016 elections. The hearing was part of an ongoing investigation by several…

  • Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    Attorney General Confirmation Hearing, Day 1 Part 2

    Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be attorney general in the Donald Trump administration. In the second portion, committee members questioned the nominee…

  • Senior Intelligence Officials More Resolute About Russian Role in ElectionYear Hacking
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    Russian Hacking and Cybersecurity

    Top U.S. intelligence officials testified at a hearing on on cybersecurity threats, including Russia’s series of 2016 election-season cyberattacks. The witnesses agreed that Russia was behind the hacking and…

  • FBI Director Defends Decision to Reveal Clinton Email Probe Before Election
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    FBI Oversight

    FBI Director James Comey testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on his agency’s operations. He defended his thought process for re-opening the investigation into former Secretary…

  • Senate Passes GOP Tax Reform Bill on 51  49 Vote
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate passed the Republican tax reform bill, 51 - 49. Senator Bob Corker was the only Republican to vote against the measure, and no Democrats voted for it.

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  • White House Was Warned General Flynn Could Be Compromised
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    Russian Interference in 2016 Election

    Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified at a Senate subcommittee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Ms.…

  • Christopher Wray Pledges Strict Independence at FBI Helm
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    FBI Director Confirmation Hearing

    Christopher Wray, President Trump’s nominee to be the next FBI director, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his confirmation hearing. He faced tough questions from both Republicans and…

  • Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Delivers Opening Statement at Confirmation Hearing
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    Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing, Day 1

    Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch and Senate Judiciary Committee members gave opening statements for day one of his confirmation hearing. Judge Gorsuch outlined his judicial record,…

  • Senate Narrowly Rejects Health Care Law Repeal in 4951 Vote
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    Senate Session

    Senators voted down the so-called skinny repeal health care amendment. Republican Senators McCain (R-AZ), Murkowski (R-AK), and Collins (R-ME) joined all Democrats in voting against it.

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  • Olympic Gymnasts Recount Their Experiences of Sexual Abuse
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    Sexual Abuse and Young Athletes

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act. The bill, intended to prevent the sexual abuse of minors and amateur athletes, was…

  • Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Attorney General Nomination on PartyLine Vote
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    Attorney General Nomination Vote

    The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-9 along party lines to send the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be attorney general in the Trump administration to the full Senate.

  • Defense Secretary Nominee General James Mattis Says Russia Trying to Break NATO
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    Defense Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    General James Mattis (Retired) spoke about a number of topics at his confirmation hearing, including U.S.-NATO relations, Russia, U.S. intelligence reliability, the defense budget, and military readiness. On NATO,…

  • US Senate Democrats Continue to Hold Floor as DeVos Vote Looms
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate debated and spoke about through the night Betsy DeVos' nomination to be for secretary of education in the Trump administration. During the vote on her confirmation, President…

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  • Cory Booker and John Lewis Testify Against Jeff Sessions AG Nomination
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    Attorney General Confirmation Hearing, Day 2

    Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Representative John Lewis (D-GA), and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) were among the witnesses on day two of a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing…

  • Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch Defends Originalist Stance in Rulings
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    Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing, Day 3, Part 1

    The Senate Judiciary Committee entered its third day of testimony on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be an associate justice on the Supreme Court. Questions from Democrats centered on a unanimous…

  • Attorney General Says He Has Not Been Interviewed By Special Counsel
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    Justice Department Oversight Hearing

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified at a Justice Department oversight hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. He defended President Trump’s decision to fire former FBI Director…

  • US Senate Confirms Jeff Sessions Takes Up Tom Price Nomination
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate session of Monday, February 6, 2017, resumed at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday to continue debate on the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be attorney general. Senator Sessions…

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  • US Senate Debates Rex Tillerson Nomination
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed consideration of former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson’s nomination to be secretary of State.

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