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  • US Senate Confirms Jon Huntsman as Russia Ambassador
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Ralph Erickson to be a judge on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and voted to limit debate and advance the nomination of FCC Chair Ajit Pai for another five-year…

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  • US Ambassador to Russia Nominee Jon Huntsman Testifies on Capitol HIll
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    U.S. Russian Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State Confirmation Hearings

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the nominations of former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman to be ambassador to Russia and A. Wess Mitchell to serve as assistant secretary…

    6,056 views
  • Hearing Examines Overhaul of Tax Code
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    Business Tax Reform

    Tax policy experts testified at a hearing on possible reforms to the U.S. business tax code. The witnesses offered changes they believe could spur economic growth. In his opening statement,…

    493 views
  • Senate Finance Committee Considers GrahamCassidy Health Care Bill
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    Senate Republican Health Care Proposal

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on a Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act. Two Republicans, Senators Lindsey Graham (SC) and Bill Cassidy (LA), spearheaded the bill,…

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  • GrahamCassidy Health Care Hearing  Part 2
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    "Graham-Cassidy" Health Care Hearing - Part 2

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    The Senate Finance Committee resumed its hearing on a Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act health care law of 2010 following a series of floor votes. Two Republicans,…

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  • Rally Against Senate Republican Health Care Proposal
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    Rally Against Senate Republican Health Care Proposal

    Democratic senators spoke at a rally on Capitol Hill to oppose the latest Senate Republican health care proposal, sponsored by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA).…

    135 views
  • US Senate Debates NLRB Nomination
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted to limit debate on the nomination of William Emanuel to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Several members made speeches about the latest proposal…

    405 views
  • State Department Nominees Pressed on Management and Afghanistan Strategy
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    Pending Nominations

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a nomination hearing for several State Department posts, including the U.S. ambassadors to Afghanistan and Bahrain and the executive director…

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  • Hearing Focuses on Childrens Health Insurance Program
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    Children's Health Insurance Program

    Federal and state advocates of Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) appeared before the Senate Finance Committee to urge members to reauthorize its funding, which was…

    509 views
  • US Senate Blocks Paul War Authority Amendment 6136
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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on the $692 billion Defense Authorization bill for fiscal year 2018. Senators also voted to table an amendment offered by Senator Rand Paul that would sunset…

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  • Senator Ben Cardin Town Hall Meeting on Health Care
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    Senator Ben Cardin Town Hall Meeting on Health Care

    Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) held a town hall with constituents in Rockville, Maryland, focused on the current state of federal health care policy and the future of the 2010 Affordable Care…

    205 views
  • US Senate Approves Harvey Disaster Relief Package
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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved the House-passed emergency supplemental spending bill for the relief and recovery effort in Texas and Louisiana. The measure included a three-month debt hike and…

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  • Summer Reading with Senator Ben Cardin
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    Summer Reading with Senator Ben Cardin

    Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) answered the question “What are you reading this summer?”

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  • State Officials Testify on Water Infrastructure Funding
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    Water Infrastructure

    A Senate Environment and Public Works subcommittee held a hearing on infrastructure financing and safe drinking water. Members heard from representatives of a local utility and metropolitan planning…

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  • Hearing Examines Next Steps in Wake of FBI Consolidation Cancellation
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    FBI Headquarters Consolidation

    Officials from the FBI and General Services Administration (GSA) testified at a hearing on the future of the FBI headquarters. According to GSA acting commissioner Michael Gelber, the FBI…

    745 views
  • Hearing Looks at Access to Affordable Housing
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    Affordable Housing

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on increasing access to affordable housing. According to rental trends over $15 million people nationwide will need to spend 50 percen of their…

    589 views
  • Senate Finance Committee Explores Tax Reform Challenges
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    Tax Reform

    The Senate Finance Committee, which writes tax policy, heard testimony from former Treasury Department officials at a hearing on comprehensive tax reform and the challenges in implementing…

    829 views
  • Senators Speak to Reporters Following Meeting with Secretaries Mattis and Tillerson
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    Senate Subway Stakeout

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  • Senate Narrowly Rejects Health Care Law Repeal in 4951 Vote
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    Senate Session

    Senators voted down the so-called skinny repeal health care amendment. Republican Senators McCain (R-AZ), Murkowski (R-AK), and Collins (R-ME) joined all Democrats in voting against it.

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  • Senate Democrats No More Amendments Until We See Health Care Bill
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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act. Among the amendments considered were one by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) that would have repealed most of the Affordable…

    6,546 views
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