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    SEC Nominee Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee held a confirmation hearing for Securities and Exchange nominee Jay Clayton, a Wall Street attorney who has represented several…

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    Agriculture Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue (R) testified before the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee about his nomination to be agriculture secretary. He pledged to be a…

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    Labor Secretary Nomination 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…

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    U.S. Ambassador to Israel Confirmation Hearing

    David Friedman testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on his nomination to be U.S. ambassador to Israel. Mr. Friedman, a bankruptcy attorney, advised President Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign…

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    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Confirmation Hearing

    Seema Verma testified at a hearing on her nomination to be administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the Trump administration.. She told committee members she…

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    David Shulkin testified before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee on his nomination to be Veterans Affairs secretary in the Trump administration. He was introduced by Senator Pat Toomey…

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    Interview with Representative Nancy Pelosi

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke with Politico’s Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman about a variety of topics. She responded to the recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions from…

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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions News Conference

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in a news conference he would recuse himself from any investigations involving President Trump’s campaign and potential connections to Russia. He…

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    House Speaker Weekly Briefing

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) briefed reporters and responded to questions on his party’s legislative agenda. The event was dominated by questions about Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and…

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    Senator Leahy on Attorney General Sessions

    Senator Leahy (D-VT) talked about recent revelations that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had conversations with the Russian Ambassador during the campaign. Senatory Leahy said that both he…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on reports of two previously undisclosed meetings between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Russian ambassador…

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    EPA Administrator Nomination

    Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Brian Schatz (D-HI) Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-DE), and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), held a…

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    White House Budget Director Confirmation Hearing

    In the first of his two confirmation hearings for the day, Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) testified before the Senate Budget Committee on his nomination to be director of the Office of…

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    Treasury Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Steven Mnuchin testified before the Senate Finance Committee on his nomination to be treasury secretary in the Trump administration. He discussed his career that included experience as an…

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    Health and Human Services Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Representative Tom Price (R-GA) testified before the Senate Finance Committee on his nomination to be Health and Human Services secretary in the Trump administration. Representative Price…

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    Education Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Betsy DeVos testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on her nomination for secretary of education in the Trump administration. She answered questions on a wide…

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    Betsy DeVos Nomination Committee Vote, Part 2

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee returned from a recess of its executive session to consider President Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos to be the education secretary.…

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    Betsy DeVos Nomination Committee Vote, Part 1

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee met in executive session to consider President Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos to be the education secretary. Senators debated her…

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    Health and Human Services Secretary Nominee

    Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) criticized Democrats for boycotting the committee’s vote to move the nominations of President Trump’s secretary nominees for the Departments of the…

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    Office of Management and Budget Director Committee Vote

    In a 12-11 party line vote, the Senate Budget Committee voted to report favorably to the floor the nomination of Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) to head the White House Office of Management and…

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