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    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Confirmation Hearing

    Seema Verma, the president’s nominee to be the next administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) believes all options should be considered to improve quality and…

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    Senator Ben Cardin on U.S.-Russia Relations

    Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Foreign Relations Committee ranking member, talked about U.S. policy toward Russia. He called for an independent commission to further investigate Russian hacking of…

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    Infrastructure Funding and Modernization Efforts

    Officials from Oklahoma, West Virginia, Wyoming, Delaware, and Colorado testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on proposals to modernize infrastructure in…

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    Human Trafficking and Slavery

    Actor Ashton Kutcher and Elisa Massimino from Human Rights First testified at a hearing on ways to improve federal support for combating human trafficking and slavery. Mr. Kutcher, co-founder of…

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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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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 51-49 to confirm Representative Mick Mulvaney’s (R-SC) nomination to be director of the Office of Management and Budget. Members also voted 54-46 to advance Scott Pruitt’s…

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    Senate Democrats on U.S.-Russia Relations

    Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tom Carper (D-DE), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) spoke to reporters about U.S.-Russia relations following media reports Trump campaign aides had…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Steven Mnuchin’s nomination to be treasury secretary of by a vote of 53-47. The Senate then voted unanimously to confirm David Shulkin’s nomination to be veterans…

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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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    U.S.-Russia Relations

    General Philip Breedlove (Retired) and Julianne Smith testified at a hearing on the increasing challenges of the U.S.-Russia relationship. Both agreed that the Trump administration needed…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Representative Tom Price’s (R-GA) nomination to be health and human services secretary. Senators also voted to move forward on the nomination of Steve Mnuchin for…

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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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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate session of Monday, February 6, 2017, resumed at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday to continue debate on the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be attorney general. Senator Sessions…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate debated and spoke about through the night Betsy DeVos' nomination to be for secretary of education in the Trump administration. During the vote on her confirmation, President…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Ben Cardin

    Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-MD) discussed a range of foreign policy issues, including sanctions on Iran and Russia, Israeli settlements on the West Bank, and…

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    Attorney General Nomination Vote

    The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-9 along party lines to send the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be attorney general in the Trump administration to the full Senate.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted to move forward with debate on three Trump administration Cabinet nominees: Senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general, Representative Tom Price for secretary of health and…

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    EPA Administrator Confirmation Hearing, Part 1

    Scott Pruitt testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on his nomination to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Trump administration. Mr. Pruitt said he…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed consideration of former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson’s nomination to be secretary of State.

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    Democratic Leadership on Immigration Executive Order

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) were joined by other congressional Democrats at a demonstration outside the U.S. Supreme Court to call…

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