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

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

  • US Senate Passes Criminal Justice Bill 8712
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    In an 87-12 vote, the Senate passed a criminal justice reform bill, the First Step (Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person) Act. The bill…

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  • Senate Session Part 2
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Several senators paid tribute to Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), who was retiring after serving seven terms. Senator Hatch then spoke about his tenure.

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  • 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…

  • US Senate Debates Farm Bill
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    Senate Session

    The Senate worked on its version of a farm bill, which sets farm, conservation, crop insurance, nutrition, and rural development policies through 2023. It would also legalize commercial hemp…

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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…

  • US Senate Debates Defense Programs Bill
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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted to advance the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which authorizes defense programs and policies for the upcoming fiscal year.

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  • US Senate Meets for Legislative Business
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Annemarie Carney Axon’s judicial nomination to the Northern District of Alabama and began work on the fiscal year 2019 Defense programs and policy bill.

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  • 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…

  • Senate Changes Rules to Allow Infants on the Floor
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    Senate Session

    The Senate unanimously passed a resolution brought up by Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) that allows senators, including Senator Duckworth, to bring their newborn infants to the chamber…

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  • US Senate Continues Debate on Deputy Labor Secretary Nomination
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed John Ring to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Members also voted to limit debate on the deputy labor secretary nomination.

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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…

  • President Trump Lawmakers Discuss Next Steps on Trade
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    President Trump Meeting with Members of Congress on Trade

    President Trump held a meeting in the Cabinet Room with members of Congress to discuss trade policies. The discussion centered around the president’s goal of ensuring fair and reciprocal…

  • 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 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…

  • 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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  • US Senate Continues Debate on GOP Tax Reform Bill
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    Senate Session

    Members considered the Senate Republican tax reform bill.

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  • Senate Finance Committee Approves GOP Tax Reform Bill 1412
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    Senate Republican Tax Reform Plan, Part 5

    The Senate Finance Committee wrapped up its fourth and final day of debate on the Republican tax reform legislation. In this portion, Democratic members offered amendments on several provisions…

  • Senate Finance Committee Considers Tax Reform Bill
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    Senate Republican Tax Reform Plan, Part 1

    The Senate Finance Committee continued into its fourth day of consideration of the Senate Republicans' tax reform bill. The committee’s chair, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), said that he was…

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