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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…

  • Senate Rejects White House and Bipartisan Immigration Proposals
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    Senate Session

    The Senate rejected a bipartisan bill providing 1.8 million “DREAMers” with a path to citizenship. The measure also included $25 billion for border security funding. Senators also defeated…

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  • Hearing Focuses on Impact of Environmental Regulations on Farming
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    Environmental Regulations Impact on Farmers and Ranchers

    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on the impact of environmental regulations on farmers and ranchers. Committee members heard from industry stakeholders…

  • Senate Leaders Announce Bipartisan Budget Deal
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Senate leaders reached a two-year spending deal that would increase the federal budget by nearly $300 billion, with Pentagon funds rising $80 billion and domestic spending by$63 billion in…

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

    The Senate met for legislative business.

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  • 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…

  • Hearing Examines How Drug Traffickers Exploit Mail System Vulnerabilities
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    Opioid Crisis and Mail Vulnerabilities

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held a hearing to discuss the opioid epidemic and ways drug traffickers exploit the U.S. and…

  • Hearing Focuses on State of Nations Water Infrastructure
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    Water Infrastructure

    State and local water and natural resource organization officials testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee about the status of U.S. water infrastructure. The…

  • 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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  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission Officials Testify at Oversight Hearing
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    Nuclear Regulatory Commission Oversight

    The chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and two NRC commissioners testified at an oversight hearing for their agency. The witnesses answered a variety of questions on topics…

  • 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…

  • US Senate Approves Tax Reform Bill 5148
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate debated and voted 51-48 to pass Republican tax reform legislation.

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  • House and Senate Conferees Meet to Reconcile Tax Reform Bills
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    House-Senate Conference Committee on Republican Tax Reform Bill

    House and Senate conference committee members met to discuss reconciling the two Republican tax reform bills passed separately out of each chamber. Republicans praised the efforts of staffers who had…

  • US Senate Passes ShortTerm Spending Bill 8114
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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed a bill to extend federal government funding until December 22, 7017. CSenator Al Franken (D-MN) announced he would be resigning in the coming weeks in the wake of recent…

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  • US Senate Confirms Homeland Security Nominee 6237
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate confirmed the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen to be Homeland Security secretary.

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  • US Senate Debates GOP Tax Reform Bill
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    Senate Session

    Senators voted 52-48 in favor of a motion to proceed to consideration of the Republicans' tax reform bill for 20 hours. Members also debated a motion offered by Finance Committee Ranking…

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  • Senate Republican Tax Reform Plan Day 3 Part 3
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    Senate Republican Tax Reform Plan, Day 3 Part 3

    Following a short break, the Senate Finance Committee resumed consideration of the Republican tax reform bill. Democratic members offered up several amendments, specifically involving the…

  • Senate Finance Committee Considers GOP Tax Reform Bill
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    Senate Republican Tax Reform Bill, Day 2 Part 2

    During the second second part of day two of the Senate Finance Committee’s mark up of the Senate Republican tax reform bill, Committee Chair Orin Hatch (R-UT) confirmed that a repeal of the…

  • Homeland Security Secretary Nominee Kirstjen Nielsen Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    Homeland Security Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Kirstjen Nielsen, testified before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on her nomination for Homeland Security secretary in the Trump administration. She pledged to ensure the integrity of the…

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