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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate worked on executive and judicial nominations, confirming retired General John Abizaid to be U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Labor Department nominee Cheryl Stanton. Lawmakers also…

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  • US Senate Approves Nominations Rule Change
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    Senate Session

    The Senate changed a chamber rule, reducing debate time from 30 hours to two hours for district court judges and executive nominations below cabinet level. Lawmakers also confirmed the…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated additional disaster response money for the previous year’s hurricanes, wildfires, and other national disasters. The bill includes funds for Puerto Rico and the Violence…

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  • Senate Passes Resolution to End US Military Support in Yemen 5446
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    Senate Session

    In a 54-46 vote, the Senate passed a resolution to end U.S. military involvement in Yemen’s civil war. All Democratic senators and Republican Senators Steve Daines (MT), Susan Collins (ME),…

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  • Republican Leaders Hold News Conference on Campaign Finance Voting Rights and Ethics Legislation
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    Republican Leaders on Campaign Finance, Voting Rights, and Ethics Legislation

    Congressional Republican leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), spoke in the Capitol about their opposition to H.R. 1, which…

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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 Republican Leaders Brief Reporters
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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following their weekly party caucus lunch. They talked about their opposition to Democratic-proposed Green New Deal legislation and their displeasure with…

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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 Rules Committee Approves Resolution to Shorten Confirmation Process
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    Procedures for Considering Nominations

    The Senate Rules and Administration Committee met to consider S. Res 50, which would reduce debate time for many non-Cabinet executive nominations. Members voted along party lines 10-9 to…

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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 Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate worked on S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act, which sets forth provisions regarding various programs, activities, and projects for the management and conservation of…

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  • Senate Republican Leaders Brief Reporters
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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Following their weekly caucus luncheon, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and other members of Senate Republican leadership spoke to reporters. They spoke about their legislative…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on a Middle East security bill that includes new sanctions against Syria and U.S. military assistance for Israel.

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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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  • 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 Session Part 1
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate considered a Middle East policy bill to provide military aid to Israel and put new sanctions on Syria. Democrats had pledged to block any legislation on the floor that did not provide…

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  • Senate Passes ShortTerm Spending Bill House Vote Expected Today
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    Senate Session

    The Senate by voice vote passed a short-term spending bill to fund the government through February 8, 2019. Members also voted in favor of limiting debate on Joseph Maguire’s nomination to…

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  • Senator McConnell Says Government Shutdown is Not a Good Option
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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following a weekly lunch meeting with the party’s caucus. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he would continue to work with the White…

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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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  • Senator McConnell Says Senate Will Vote on Criminal Justice Reform Bill
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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Following their weekly caucus luncheon, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and other members of Senate Republican leadership spoke with reporters. Senator McConnell said the Senate…

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