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    Homeland Security Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Retired Marine Corps General John Kelly, the nominee to be secretary of the Department of Homeland Security in the incoming Trump administration, responded to questions regarding border security…

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    Treasury Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Steven Mnuchin testified before the Senate Finance Committee on his nomination by President-elect Trump to be the next secretary of the Department of the Treasury. The nominee defended his…

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    EPA Administrator Confirmation Hearing, Part 2

    Scott Pruitt testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on his nomination by President-elect Trump to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on the fiscal year 2017 budget resolution, which includes instructions to committees to write legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The bill passed 51-48.…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on the fiscal year 2017 budget resolution, which includes instructions to committees to write legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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    Border Security

    U.S. Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan and Deputy Chief Carla Provost testified at a hearing on their agency’s priorities and ongoing efforts to improve border security.

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    Senate Session

    Following Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) farewell address, the Senate passed S. 2943, the National Defense Authorization Act.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed initial debate on S.3110, the American Energy and Conservation Act, which would establish revenue sharing for states involved in energy production using land leased from…

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    State of Health Insurance Markets

    A panel of state insurance commissioners appeared before a Senate committee to discuss how health insurance markets had been affected by the federal health care law. They discussed rising…

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    Homeland Security Threats

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, FBI Director James Comey and National Counterrorism Center Director Nicholas Rasmussen testified at a hearing on threats with which their agencies are…

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    Senate Session

    Senators voted 97-1 to override President Obama’s veto of a bill allowing families of the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to sue Saudi Arabia. Senators also approved…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed work on S. 2848, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), a water projects authorization bill.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued debate on S. 2848, a water projects bill, which authorizes Army Corps of Engineers flood and hurricane relief projects and provides state loan funds to cities with high…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed an opioid abuse treatment bill. Members also voted 89-4 in favor of extending Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding to September 30, 2017, and confirmed Carla…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved a bill to establish voluntary federal labeling standards for genetically modified foods, followed by a procedural vote blocking a defense spending bill. 

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 3100, a bill to block federal funding from “sanctuary cities” that bar local law enforcement officials from cooperating with federal immigration officials. Members…

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    Medicare Part B Program

    Dr. Patrick Conway testified at a hearing on proposed changes to Medicare Part B, which covers injectable and infused drugs for elderly patients. He outlined the Centers for Medicare and…

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    Zika Virus Prevention

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a roundtable meeting with Dr. Anne Schuchat and other medical expert and academics on federal efforts to combat the…

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    Senate Session, Part 3

    Members gave general speeches and continued post-cloture debate on the House-passed Puerto Rico debt restructuring bill. During general speeches Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker…

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