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  • Senators Bill Cassidy and Tom Carper Discuss Health Care Law Replacement
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    Affordable Care Act Replacement Legislation

    Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) talked about legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act. They focused on the bipartisanship challenges on the issue as well as areas…

  • US Senate Democrats Call for Hearings on Health Care Bill in Late Night Session
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    Senate Session

    Senate Democrats spoke about Republican plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

  • HHS Secretary Tom Price Testifies on FY 2018 Budget
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    HHS Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request

    Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price testified before the Senate Finance Committee on the president’s proposed 2018 budget request. Democrats had tough questions for Secretary…

  • Secretary Kelly Travel Ban Injunctions Hobbling Homeland Security Screening Effort
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    Homeland Security Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

    Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly testified about President Trump’s 2018 budget request for his agency. He answered senators' questions and addressed several issues including terrorism,…

  • US Senate Approves IranRussia Sanctions Bill
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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 98-2 to approve a bill imposing additional sanctions on Iran and Russia. The new sanctions on Iran penalize companies or people helping Iran develop ballistic missiles. The…

  • Senate Committee Considers FEMA and White House Budget Office Nominations
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    FEMA and OMB Nominations

    The president’s nominees to be the next White House Budget deputy director, White House Budget Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency…

  • US Senate Debates Iran Sanctions Legislation
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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed consideration of S. 722, the Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act. The bill would sanction people and entities involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program, and…

  • US Senate Meets for Legislative Business
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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 91-8 in favor of limiting debate on S. 722, the Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act. The bill would sanction people and entities involved in Iran’s ballistic…

  • Hearing Focuses on Infrastructure Federal Funding
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    Infrastructure Funding

    State and local officials from across the country testified at a hearing on ways to fund roads, transit, and other infrastructure projects in whatever transportation bill Congress would…

  • Senate Panel Looks at Stopping Flow of Synthetic Drugs to US
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    Stopping Flow of Synthetic Drugs

    The Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee on Investigations held a hearing on synthetic opioids. The first panel included officials from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S.…

  • Weekly Democratic Address
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    Weekly Democratic Address

    In the weekly Democratic address, Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) talked about paid tribute to Memorial Day and reacted to the Republican Affordable Care Act replacement bill.

  • US Senate Confirms Deputy Secretary of State Nomination 946
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed John Sullivan’s nomination to be deputy secretary of state. The chamber also voted to advance Amul Thapar’s nomination for circuit judge in the Sixth Circuit Court of…

  • Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Testifies on Capitol Hill
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    Transportation Infrastructure

    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao testified at a hearing on the Trump administration’s plan to address the nation’s infrastructure challenges. She said the $1 trillion proposal would…

  • Hearing Examines Health Care for People with Chronic Illnesses
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    Chronic Health Conditions

    Health care experts testified at a hearing on the benefits of telemedicine technology and how it can help better manage the care of Medicare patients. Committee members were taking the witnesses'…

  • Hearing Considers Modernization of Endangered Species Act
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    Endangered Species Act

    Fish and wildlife agency directors for Florida, Arizona, and Rhode Island testified at a hearing on the Endangered Species Act and their experiences working with federal officials to…

  • Federal Officials Testify on Waste Fraud and Abuse
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    Waste and Fraud in the Federal Government

    Witnesses testified on duplication, waste, and fraud in areas of the federal government, including improper refundable tax credits by the IRS. Witnesses included the comptroller general of…

  • U S Senate Votes to Confirm Alexander Acosta as Labor Secretary
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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed post-cloture debate on Alexander Acosta’s nomination to be secretary of Labor.

  • US Senate Confirms Deputy Attorney General Nominee 946
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate confirmed Rod Rosenstein’s nomination to be deputy attorney general.

  • IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Testifies on the 2017 Tax Filing Season
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    2017 Tax Filing Season

    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen spoke about testified at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on his agency’s operations and their impact on taxpayers in areas. Topics included stolen identity…

  • Former Customs and Border Protection Officials Testify on Border Wall Construction
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    Border Wall Construction

    The Senate Homeland Security Committee held a hearing on the planning, designing, and cost of President Trump’s proposed fence for the U.S.-Mexico border. Former Customs and Border…

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