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  • Executive Nominations
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    Kevin Allen Hassett and Pamela Hughes Patenaude Nominations

    The Senate Banking Committee held a confirmation hearing on President Trump’s nominees to be the next Housing and Urban Development deputy secretary, Pamela Hughes Patenaude, and the chair…

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  • SEC Nominee Jay Clayton Defends Prior Work as Lawyer for Goldman Sachs
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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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  • Sonny Perdue Answers Questions About Trade and Threats to Food Security
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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 Nominee Outlines Policy Priorities at Confirmation Hearing
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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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  • Israeli Ambassador Nominee David Friedman Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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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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  • CMS Administrator Nominee Seema Verma Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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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 Nominee David Shulkin Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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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…

    2,949 views
  • Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Says Sessions Recusal Shows Something is Wrong
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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 Recuses Himself From RussiaTrump Campaign Investigations
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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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  • Speaker Ryan Says Jeff Sessions Should Only Recuse Himself if Hes Focus of Russia Probe
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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
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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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  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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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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  • Senate Democrats Call for Delayed Vote on Scott Pruitts Nomination
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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 Nominee Mick Mulvaney Testifies on Capitol Hill
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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 Nominee Steven Mnuchin Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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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…

    7,011 views
  • HHS Nominee Representative Tom Price Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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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 Nominee Betsy DeVos Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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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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  • Senate HELP Committee Votes to Advance Betsy DeVos Nomination
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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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  • Democrats Protest as Betsy DeVos Nomination Advances on PartyLine Vote
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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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  • Senate Democrats Boycott Committee Vote on HHS and Treasury Secretary Nominations
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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…

    2,989 views
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