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  • Physicians and Advocates Warn Senate Committee of Vaccine Hesitancy Implications
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    Vaccines and Public Health

    Public health experts and officials testified at a hearing on vaccines and preventable outbreaks. Also testifying was an 18-year-old high school student whose parents who did not allow him…

    16,155 views
  • Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on Managing Pain and the Opioid Crisis
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    Pain Management Alternatives

    The Senate Health Committee held a hearing to examine pain management alternatives to opioids. President Trump declared a public health emergency to address the opioid addiction epidemic.…

    1,954 views
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Testifies Before Senate Banking Committee
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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Oversight

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathleen Kraninger testified on the agency’s semi-annual report to Congress. Members pressed her on several topics, including the Trump…

    610 views
  • Monetary Policy and the Economy
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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testified on the economy and monetary policy before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. He said the U.S. economy is “healthy” and the job market…

    2,352 views
  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate blocked Senator Ben Sasse’s (R-NE) bill requiring medical care for an infant in the case of a failed abortion. Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) began the session with the annual reading of…

    View in Congressional Chronicle1,696 views
  • Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Confirmation Hearing
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    Judiciary and Executive Branch Confirmations

    The Senate Judiciary Committee met to consider Neomi Rao, President Trump’s nominee to serve on the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, as well as two nominees to the Privacy and…

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  • US Senate Adopts Government Funding and Border Security Conference Report
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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 54-45 to confirm William Barr as attorney general. Democratic Senators Doug Jones (AL), Joe Manchin (WV), and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) were the only members of their party to vote for…

    View in Congressional Chronicle4,855 views
  • Senators Tina Smith and Jeanne Shaheen on Government Spending Bill
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    Senators Tina Smith and Jeanne Shaheen on Government Spending Bill

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    Senators Tina Smith (D-MN) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor about what is included in the government funding bill.

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate worked on S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act, which sets forth provisions regarding various programs, activities, and projects for the management and conservation of…

    View in Congressional Chronicle1,138 views
  • Senate Unanimously Approves Back Pay for Federal Workers After Shutdown Ends
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    Senate Session

    On day 20 of a partial government shutdown, senators unanimously passed legislation providing back pay for federal workers affected by the shutdown. In an effort to force a vote on…

    View in Congressional Chronicle2,247 views
  • 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…

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  • US Senate Approves Farm Bill 8713
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate in an 87-13 passed a five-year farm bill. Members also approved Jonathan Kobes' nomination to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Senators also paid tribute to Senator Joe…

    View in Congressional Chronicle1,471 views
  • 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…

    View in Congressional Chronicle1,424 views
  • Washington Journal Senator Tina Smith Discusses the 2018 Farm Bill
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    Senator Tina Smith on the 2018 Farm Bill

    Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) talked about the upcoming Senate debate on the final version of the 2018 Farm Bill.

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  • Energy and Industry Officials Testify on Electric Power Restoration Plans
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    Electric Power Outages and Restoration

    Energy Department officials and utility industry leaders testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on various electric power restoration strategies in response to…

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  • Senate Hearing Focuses on Health Care Costs
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    Health Care Costs

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held a hearing on health care costs. Health care executives testified on providing quality health care and costs to consumers and…

    570 views
  • Senate Confirms Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Justice 5048
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    Senate Session

    In a vote of 50-48 vote, the Senate confirmed Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice on the Supreme Court. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who voted “no” on cloture and was the only Republican to oppose the nominee, used a…

    View in Congressional Chronicle17,090 views
  • State Education Officials Testify on Every Student Succeeds Act Implementation
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    Every Student Succeeds Act Implementation

    State education officials from Nebraska, Delaware and South Carolina testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on implementation of the Every Student…

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  • Agriculture Trade Policy
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    Agriculture Trade Policy

    Officials from the Agriculture Department and the U.S. Trade Representative Office testified at a hearing on the impact of U.S. trade policy on American agriculture. Senators asked for updates on…

    420 views
  • Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on Health Care Costs
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    Health Care Policy and Costs

    Health care industry leaders and economic scholars testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on ways to reduce health care administrative costs. Witnesses included the…

    763 views
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