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  • 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…

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  • Democratic Lawmakers Address National Action Network Conference
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    National Action Network Legislative and Policy Conference, Day 2

    The National Action Network (NAN) and its founder Reverent Al Sharpton concluded a two-day legislative and policy conference on Capitol Hill. The event focused on the Democratic legislative…

  • President Trump Signs Water Infrastructure Bill
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    President Trump Signs Water Infrastructure Bill

    In the Oval Office, President Trump signed America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, which authorized $6.1 billion for 12 new water projects for construction by the Army Corps of Engineers. After the bill signing, the president was…

  • Hearing Examines USRussia Arms Control Efforts
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    U.S.-Russia Arms Control

    Representatives from the State and Defense Departments testified at a hearing on the status and future of arms control agreements between the U.S. and Russia. The two witnesses answered questions…

  • Maryland Senate Debate
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    Maryland Senate Debate

    Candidates for Maryland’s U.S. Senate seat, Senator Ben Cardin (D), Tony Campbell (R), and Neal Simon (I), met for a debate. Topics included immigration, health care, and the federal…

  • 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.…

  • US Senate Considers Judicial Nominations
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate worked on White House nominations.

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  • US Senate Debates Water Resources Bill
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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on a water infrastructure bill that included $4.4 billion for a program that finances state and local drinking water projects. Members also approved 96-3 a…

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  • US Senate Debates Brett Kavanaugh Nomination Reacts to FBI Report
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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued debate and discussion of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to be an associate justice on the Supreme Court.

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  • Senate to Have Procedural Vote on Kavanaugh Nomination on Friday
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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued the legislative day of September 28, 2018. Members voted 93-6 in favor of a five-year re-authorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and 98-1 in favor of…

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  • 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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  • Central America Ambassador Nominees Testify Before Senate Foreign Relations Committee
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    Nicaragua, Honduras and Suriname Ambassadorial Nominations

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing to consider the ambassadorial nominations of Kevin Sullivan for Nicaragua, Francisco Palmieri for Honduras, and Karen Williams for…

  • State and Treasury Officials Testify on USRussia Relations
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    U.S.-Russia Relations

    State and Treasury Department officials testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on a range of issues surrounding the U.S.-Russia relationship. Topics included new reports of Russian…

  • US Senate Tributes to Senator John McCain
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Senators paid tribute to the late Senator John McCain (R-AZ), who died on August 25 at the age of 81. Members also confirmed several nominations: Richard Clarida, vice chair of the Federal…

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  • Senate Passes 857 Billion Defense Labor HHS  Education Bill 857
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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed H.R. 6157, a two-bill $857 billion fiscal year 2019 spending package containing the two largest annual spending bills that fund the Defense Department as well as the…

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  • Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler Testifies on the Agency
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    Environmental Protection Agency Agenda

    Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler testified on his agency’s priorities, his first congressional appearance since taking over following Scott Pruitt’s resignation on July 6, 2018. Mr. Wheeler was pressed by committee members on the…

  • Newsmakers with Senator Ben Cardin
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    Newsmakers with Senator Ben Cardin

    Senator Ben Cardin, D-MD, a Foreign Relations Committee member, talked about the Helsinki meetings between Presidents Trump and Putin, and congressional questions about what happened in…

  • Senate Panel Looks at Tax Administration Reforms
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    Tax Administration and IRS Oversight

    IRS National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson and tax professionals testified before a Senate Finance subcommittee to discuss tax administration issues and IRS oversight. Ms. Olson outlined the…

  • US Senate Considers Judicial Nominations and Spending Bills
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate confirmed Britt Grant to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. They also voted to advance four fiscal year 2019 spending bills.

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  • Senate Committee Considers Amendments to Endangered Species Act
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    Endangered Species Act

    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing to consider legislation that would amend the Endangered Species Act and reauthorize the law for the first time since 1992. The…

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