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  • Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Federal Court Oversight
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    Federal Courts Structure and Oversight

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Federal Courts held an oversight hearing to examine the structure, size, and operations of federal appeals courts and their respective circuits. A topic…

  • Senate Panel Examines Positive Train Control Technology Implementation
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    Train Safety

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on implementing positive train control (PTC) technology, which is designed to automatically stop a train before…

  • Senate Panel Looks at Data Privacy and Protection
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    Data Privacy and Protection

    Technology experts and privacy advocates testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on consumer data privacy. The committee was considering drafting legislation that seeks to address consumer…

  • Senate Armed Services Committee Holds Hearing on Defense Department Nominations
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    Defense Department Nominations

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nominations of Army Gen. Robert Abrams to be commander of the U.N. Command, the Combined Forces Command and the U.S.…

  • Senate Judiciary Committee Considers Sixth Circuit Nominations
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    Judicial Confirmations

    Following a short vote break, the Senate Judiciary Committee continued its confirmation hearing to consider several judicial nominees. The portion heard testimony from Judge Rossie Alston…

  • USA Olympic Officials Testify on Sexual Abuse Prevention
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    Olympic Athletes and Abuse

    A Senate Commerce Subcommittee held a hearing on preventing abuse of amateur athletes with officials from USA Weightlifting, U.S. Figure Skating, USA Swimming, and USA Bobsled and Skeleton.…

  • Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Jonathan Kobes Nomination for Eighth Circuit
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    Judicial Nominations

    The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance several of President Trump’s judicial nominees. This included the nomination of Jonathan Kobes to be a judge on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.…

  • 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…

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  • Womens March Against Judge Brett Kavanaugh
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    Women's March Against Judge Brett Kavanaugh

    Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) led a group of speakers protesting Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination in front of the…

  • VA Secretary Wilkie Testifies on Agency Priorities
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    Veterans Affairs Oversight

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie testified before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee on the agency’s priorities. He addressed several ongoing issues including working to improve…

  • Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Begins Amid Democratic Objections and Public Protests
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    Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing, Day 1, Part 1

    Part one, day one of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing got underway with protests from Democratic committee members and those in the public seating area of…

  • Google Apple Amazon and Other Tech Companies Testify on Data Privacy
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    Data Privacy and Protection

    Executives from Amazon, Apple, AT&T, Google, Twitter, and Charter Communications testified on data privacy before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. The committee…

  • Senator Flake Calls for Delaying Kavanaugh Vote to Allow FBI Background Check to Reopen
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    Senate Judiciary Meeting on Brett Kavanaugh Nomination

    The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-10 to move the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh out of committee. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) only cast the deciding “aye” vote after negotiations with…

  • Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Hearing Judge Kavanaugh Testimony
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    Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Hearing, Judge Kavanaugh Testimony

    The Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about allegations he assaulted Christine Blasey Ford while the two were teenagers. Judge Kavanaugh’s statement…

  • Professor Blasey Ford Testifies on Sexual Assault Allegations Part 1
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    Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Hearing, Professor Blasey Ford Testimony

    The Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony from Christine Blasey Ford about her allegation that Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while the two were teenagers…

  • US Senate Debates FAA Reauthorization
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    Senate Session

    Senators spoke about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. The Senate recessed until October 1, 2018.

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  • Democrats Speak After Walking Out of Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
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    Senate and House Democrats on Brett Kavanaugh Nomination

    Senate and House Democrats spoke to reporters after they walked out a Judiciary Committee hearing where Republicans rejected their motion to call Mark Judge to testify on Professor Christine…

  • US Senate Considers Executive Nominations
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Peter Feldman to serve on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for a full seven-year term.

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  • Senator Murray Warns GOP Against Smearing Kavanaugh Accuser
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    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Following their weekly caucus luncheon, Democratic senators, led by Assistant Minority Leader Patty Murray (D-WA), spoke with reporters about the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the…

  • US Senate Debates Opioid Legislation
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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved a bipartisan package of more than 70 bills to combat opioid addiction in the U.S. Members also passed a bill that would allow pharmacists to disclose drug cost payment…

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