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  • Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler Testifies on the Agency
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    Environmental Protection Agency Agenda

    Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler testified on his agency’s priorities, his first congressional appearance since taking over following Scott Pruitt’s resignation on July 6, 2018. Mr. Wheeler was pressed by committee members on the…

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  • Senate Panel Looks at Tax Administration Reforms
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    Tax Administration and IRS Oversight

    IRS National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson and tax professionals testified before a Senate Finance subcommittee to discuss tax administration issues and IRS oversight. Ms. Olson outlined the…

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  • US Senate Considers Judicial Nominations and Spending Bills
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate confirmed Britt Grant to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. They also voted to advance four fiscal year 2019 spending bills.

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  • Senate Considers Presidents Executive and Judicial Nominations
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed the nomination of Andrew Oldham be a judge on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Members also advanced the nomination of Ryan Bounds to the a judge on the Ninth…

    View in Congressional Chronicle796 views
  • IRS Commissioner Nominee Charles Rettig Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    IRS Commissioner Confirmation Hearing

    Charles Rettig, President Trump’s pick to head the Internal Revenue Service, testified at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. Mr. Rettig, a Beverly Hills tax attorney, talked…

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  • Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Testifies on Trade Tariffs
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    Secretary Ross Testimony on Trade Tariffs Policy

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross defended the Trump administration’s tariffs actions during an appearance before the Senate Finance Committee. Members from both parties voiced their concerns…

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  • US Senate Works on 2019 Federal Spending Legislation
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued work on federal spending for energy and water projects, the legislative branch, military construction, and veterans affairs.

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  • US Senate Votes 5247 to Reinstate Net Neutrality Rules
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Mitchell Zais to be deputy education secretary. Members also voted 52-47 to overturn the FCC’s repeal of the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules. Those rules…

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  • US Trade Representative Lighthizer Testifies on Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
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    Trump Administration Trade Agenda

    U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testified before the Senate Finance Committee on trade policy and the recent steel and aluminum tariffs announcement from the White House. Mr.…

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  • US Senate Debates Online Sex Trafficking Bill
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate used a procedural vote to stop the Yemen war powers resolution, which directs President Trump to remove U.S. armed forces from Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress.

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  • Transportation Secretary Chao Testifies on Administrations Infrastructure Plan
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    Infrastructure Funding and Modernization Efforts

    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on infrastructure funding and modernization efforts. She discussed the Trump…

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  • HHS Secretary Azar Testifies on Fiscal Year 2019 Budget
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    Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

    Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar spoke before the Senate Finance Committee on the president’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2019. He answered questions on a range of issues including…

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  • Secretary Mnuchin Testifies on Fiscal Year 2019 Budget
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    Treasury Department Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified before the Senate Finance Committee on President Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget request. Other topics included tax reform and the Russia…

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  • Senate Resumes Debate on Immigration Legislation
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Senators gave speeches on immigration policy and other issues. No votes were taken.

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  • Senate Passes Government Funding Budget Deal 7128
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) delayed a vote on the two-year budget deal because of increasing budget caps and a raising of the national debt. He said the government could be funded in another…

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  • US Senate Meets for Legislative Business
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate met for legislative business.

    View in Congressional Chronicle665 views
  • EPA Administrator Pruitt Testifies at Senate Oversight Hearing
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    EPA Oversight

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt appeared before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for an oversight hearing. He answered a number of members' questions on a…

    3,638 views
  • Parties Continue to Spar Over Government Shutdown on Senate Floor
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    Senate Session

    In a rare Saturday session, the Senate continued debate on a continuing resolution after government funding expired at midnight on January 19.

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  • US Senate Debates FISA Bill
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on reauthorization of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) for another six years.

    View in Congressional Chronicle66,080 views
  • Senate Infrastructure Panel Holds Hearing on Freight Movement
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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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