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  • Quakers Guns and the British Industrial Revolution
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    Quakers, Guns and the British Industrial Revolution

    Stanford University history professor Priya Satia explored the complex relationship between the Quaker Community and gun makers during the British Industrial Revolution. She chronicled the…

  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    On day 24 of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, Senate Democrats for the third time, in an effort to force a vote on legislation to reopen the government, blocked a bill that…

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  • Senate Blocks Middle East Policy Bill 5644
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    Senate Session

    On day 18 of a government shutdown over President Trump’s demand for a U.S-Mexico border wall, the Senate blocked the advancement of the Middle East policy bill, the Strengthening America’s…

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  • Senate Ceremonial Swearingin
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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…

  • 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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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed two nominations: Kathleen Kraninger to be the next Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director, and Bernard McNamee to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory…

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  • US Senate Tributes to Senator John McCain
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Senators paid tribute to the late Senator John McCain (R-AZ), who died on August 25 at the age of 81. Members also confirmed several nominations: Richard Clarida, vice chair of the Federal…

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  • US Senate Debates 2019 Spending Bills
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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued debate on H.R.6147, a package of four spending bills for fiscal year 2019: (1) Interior and Environment, (2) Financial Services, (3) Transportation, Housing and Urban…

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  • US Senate Approves Resolution Opposing Russian Questioning of US Officials
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    Senate Session

    A confirmation vote on Ryan Bounds’s judicial nomination to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was canceled after the Trump administration withdrew the nomination. Senators also spoke about Judge…

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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…

  • Hearing Examines Health Care Access in Rural America
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    Rural Health Care

    Industry analysts and health care providers testified at a hearing on challenges facing rural hospitals and offered their recommendations for improvements. Some of the areas discussed were…

  • Health Officials Testify on Medicare and Medicaid Role in Opioid Crisis
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    Opioid Crisis

    Assistant Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Admiral Brett Giroir and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Kim Brandt testified at a hearing on how Medicare, Medicaid, and HHS…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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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  • HHS Nominee Alex Azar Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    Health and Human Services Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Finance Committee held a confirmation hearing for President Trump’s Health and Human Services secretary nominee, Alex Azar. The hearing focused on prescription drug prices, Medicaid and…

  • 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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  • Senate GOP Leader Proposes ThreeWeek CR As Government Shuts Down
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    Senate Session

    In a 50-49 vote, the Senate failed to invoke cloture on a bill to avert a government shutdown. Republican Senators Mike Lee (UT), Jeff Flake (AZ), Lindsey Graham (SC), and Rand Paul (KY) and all but…

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  • US Senate Meets for Morning Business
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    Senate Session

    Senators gave speeches on the chamber floor about various topics.

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