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  • Saudi Arabia and Iraq Ambassador Nominees Testify at Confirmation Hearing
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    Ambassador Confirmations

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a confirmation hearing for retired General John Abizaid and Matthew Tueller, President Trump’s choices to be the respective ambassadors to Saudi Arabia and Iraq. The two…

  • 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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  • US Senate Confirms CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel 5445
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    Senate Session

    In a 54-45 vote, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Gina Haspel to be CIA director, the first woman in the agency’s history. Right before Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) spoke on the floor,…

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  • 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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  • Senate Passes ShortTerm Government Funding Bill 6632
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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 66-32 to pass a short-term government funding bill. Also, Senator Al Franken (D-MN) delivered his farewell address. He was to leave the Senate on January 2, 2018, following…

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  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee Takes Up NATO Canada and UK Nominations
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    Ambassador Confirmations

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a confirmation hearing for the ambassador nominations to key U.S. allies, including Canada, Singapore, Italy, the United Kingdom, and NATO. Former U.S.…

  • Labor Secretary Nominee Outlines Policy Priorities at Confirmation Hearing
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    Labor Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held the confirmation hearing for President Trump’s labor secretary nominee, Alexander Acosta. He was asked about several issues including…

  • Freedomworks Hosts Rally to Call for Affordable Care Act Repeal
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    FreedomWorks Day of Action

    FreedomWorks held a rally on Capitol Hill urging Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) criticized House Republican leaders for their bill to replace the…

  • 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…

  • Secretary of State Nominee Rex Tillerson Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    Secretary of State Confirmation Hearing, Part 1

    Former ExxonMobil Chair and CEO Rex Tillerson testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on his nomination to be secretary of state in the Donald Trump administration. He…

  • US Senate Approves Highway Bill 8316
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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved a House-passed budget reconciliation bill, which includes provisions to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act and defunds Planned Parenthood for one year. Members also…

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  • US Senate Debate on Transportation Spending
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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved by voice vote a two-week extension of highway and mass transit funding.

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  • US Senate Legislative Business
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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued debate on cybersecurity legislation.

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  • 2016 Republican Candidates Voters First Forum
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    2016 Republican Candidates "Voters First Forum"

    All 16 currently filed Republican presidential candidates were invited to take part in a “Voters First Republican Presidential Forum” on the campus of St. Anselm College in Manchester, New…

  • Freedom Coalitions Road to Majority Conference
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    Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference, Day 1

    The annual Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference featured Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Ted Cruz (R-TX), all candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Other speakers included…

  • Senator Rand Paul Filibuster
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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued working on fast-track trade authority promotion legislation. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke for approximately 10 hours and 30 minutes in opposition to provisions in the…

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  • Values Voter Summit Morning Plenary Session Part 2
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    Values Voter Summit, Morning Plenary Session, Part 2

    The Family Research Council held its ninth annual Values Voter Summit, held from September 25-27, 2014. This morning session included several former members of the military who were critical of…

  • US Senate Debate and Vote on Strategy Against ISIS
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    By a vote of 78-22, the Senate cleared H.J. Res 124, a measure to fund the government through December 11, for President Obama’s signature. The House passed the measure 273-156, after…

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  • US Senate Executive Session
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. Following a vote at 12:15 on the confirmation of Stanley Fischer to be a…

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  • Senate Debate on Health Care Law
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    Senate Debate on Health Care Law

    Senators debated the Affordable Care Act during the day’s proceedings in the U.S. Senate.

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