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  • HUD Secretary Nominee Ben Carson Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Ben Carson testified on his nomination to be Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) secretary in the Donald Trump administration. Dr. Carson, a former neurosurgeon and 2016 Republican…

  • Senate Narrowly Rejects Health Care Law Repeal in 4951 Vote
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    Senate Session

    Senators voted down the so-called skinny repeal health care amendment. Republican Senators McCain (R-AZ), Murkowski (R-AK), and Collins (R-ME) joined all Democrats in voting against it.

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  • US Senate Democrats Continue to Hold Floor as DeVos Vote Looms
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate debated and spoke about through the night Betsy DeVos' nomination to be for secretary of education in the Trump administration. During the vote on her confirmation, President…

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  • Education Secretary Pressed on Protections for LGBTQ Religious Minorities
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    Department of Education Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request

    Secretary Betsy DeVos testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 Department of Education budget request. As in her last testimony on the 2018…

  • US Senate Confirms Jeff Sessions Takes Up Tom Price Nomination
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate session of Monday, February 6, 2017, resumed at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday to continue debate on the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be attorney general. Senator Sessions…

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  • US Senate Debates Rex Tillerson Nomination
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed consideration of former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson’s nomination to be secretary of State.

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  • Federal Reserve Nominee Pressed on National Debt and Deregulation at Confirmation Hearing
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    Federal Reserve Chair Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Banking Committee held a confirmation hearing for President Trump’s Federal Reserve chair nominee, Jerome Powell. Mr. Powell answered questions on his overall philosophy and…

  • Commerce Secretary Nominee Wilbur Ross Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    Commerce Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Wilbur Ross testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on his nomination to serve as secretary of commerce in the Trump administration. He was introduced by…

  • Senators Oppose Amendment to Repeal and Replace Health Care Law
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 51-50 on a motion to proceed to health care legislation. All Democrats and Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME) voted “no,” with Vice President Mike…

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  • Transportation Secretary Nominee Elaine Chao Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    Transportation Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Elaine Chao testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on her nomination to be secretary of transportation in the Donald Trump administration. The nominee pledged…

  • US Senate Democrats Speak Against Travel Ban as Acting AG is Fired
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    Senate Session

    The Senate by a 56-43 vote advanced the nomination of former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state in the Trump administration. Democrats spoke out against President Trump’s…

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  • Deputy AG Knows of No Reason to Fire Special Prosecutor Mueller
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    Fiscal Year 2018 Justice Department Budget

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testified before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Justice about the Justice Department’s fiscal year 2018 budget request. Among his comments…

  • Senate Banking Hearing Focuses on Wells Fargo Unauthorized Accounts
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    Wells Fargo Unauthorized Accounts

    Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan testified at a hearing on the bank’s business practices. Wells Fargo had faced scrutiny since 2016 when it was revealed that customers had unknowingly been enrolled for…

  • 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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  • US Senate Set for Showdown Over Filibuster Rules Changes as Gorsuch Debate Continues
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate considered the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court associate justice.

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  • Vice President Biden Holds Ceremonial Swearingin of Senators in Old Senate Chamber
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    Senate Ceremonial Swearing-in

    Vice President Biden 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…

  • US Senate Meets for Legislative Business
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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed a bill that repeals an Obama administration Labor Department rule citing employers that fail to record certain employee illnesses and workplace injuries.

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  • Vice President Breaks Senate Ties on Family Planning Funding Rule
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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted on a number of disapproval resolutions. Vice President Pence broke a 50-50 tie by voting in favor of overturning a Department of Health and Human Services rule on family…

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  • Former Equifax CEO Testifies Before Senate Banking Panel
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    Senate Banking Committee Hearing on Equifax Data Breach

    Former Equifax Chair and CEO Richard Smith testified before the Senate Banking Committee on the company’s data breach that left more than 140 million consumers' data at risk. Senators focused their…

  • Treasury Secretary Comes Under Fire Over GlassSteagall Stance
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    Fiscal Policy

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin provided a domestic fiscal policy update. He stressed that housing finance reform was a priority for the Trump administration. He also told committee members he…

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