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  • Attorney General Declines to Say If He Would Resign If Mueller Rosenstein Are Fired
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    Attorney General Sessions on Justice Department Budget Request

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the Justice Department’s fiscal year 2019 budget request. In addition to funding matters, he answered questions on…

  • Secretary Perdue Warns of Concern and Anxiety in Agriculture Community
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    Fiscal Year 2019 Agriculture Budget Request

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the agency’s fiscal year 2019 budget request. Secretary Perdue said there was “concern and anxiety” in the…

  • Hearing Focuses on Sexual Abuse of US Olympic Athletes
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    Sexual Abuse of U.S. Olympic Athletes

    A Senate Commerce subcommittee held a hearing to examine abuse of Olympic athletes and looked at the role of national governing bodies in protecting the athletes.

  • Senate Changes Rules to Allow Infants on the Floor
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    Senate Session

    The Senate unanimously passed a resolution brought up by Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) that allows senators, including Senator Duckworth, to bring their newborn infants to the chamber…

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  • US Senate Meets for Legislative Business
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued work on the nomination of Carlos Muniz to be general counsel in the Education Department. Members also voted to advance a disproval resolution to repeal a Consumer…

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  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Testifies on Data Protection
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    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Hearing on Data Privacy and Protection

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, testifying before two Senate committees, said the social media and networking service has handled user data security. In his opening statement, Mr. Zuckerberg…

  • US Senate Confirms EPA and Labor Nominees
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Patrick Pizzella to be deputy labor secretary and Andrew Wheeler to be deputy Environmental Protection Agency administrator. Members also confirmed two judicial…

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  • Secretary Shulkin Testifies on Fiscal Year 2019 Veterans Affairs Budget Request
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    Secretary Shulkin on Fiscal Year 2019 Veterans Affairs Budget

    Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin testified before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee on President Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget request for his department. Secretary Shulkin…

  • Hearing Focuses on Broadband Infrastructure Investment
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    Broadband Infrastructure

    The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee convened a hearing on broadband infrastructure needs. The Federal Communications Commission recently released a new, updated…

  • Five Cabinet Secretaries Testify on Trump Administration Infrastructure Plan
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    Trump Administration Infrastructure Plan

    Five Cabinet secretaries testified before a Senate panel on the Trump administration’s ten-year $1.5 trillion infrastructure proposal. The plan includes $200 billion in federal funds to…

  • US Senate Considers Easing Banking Regulations
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate considered S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection bill, which would ease banking regulations under the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations law.

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  • Transportation Secretary Chao Testifies on Administrations Infrastructure Plan
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    Infrastructure Funding and Modernization Efforts

    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on infrastructure funding and modernization efforts. She discussed the Trump…

  • Federal Reserve Chair Powell Testifies Before Banking Committee
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    Federal Reserve Chair Powell on Monetary Report

    Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testified before the Senate Banking Committee for the first time since taking the position in February 2018. Topics included monetary policy,…

  • Federal Trade Commission Nominees Testify at Confirmation Hearing
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    Federal Trade Commission Nominees Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a confirmation hearing for Federal Trade Commission (FTC) nominees Rohit Chopra, Noah Phillips, Christine Wilson, and Joseph Simons,…

  • Hearing Focuses on Impact of Environmental Regulations on Farming
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    Environmental Regulations Impact on Farmers and Ranchers

    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on the impact of environmental regulations on farmers and ranchers. Committee members heard from industry stakeholders…

  • Senate Resumes Debate on Immigration Legislation
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Senators gave speeches on immigration policy and other issues. No votes were taken.

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  • Jay Clayton and Christopher Giancarlo Testify at Hearing on Virtual Currencies
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    Virtual Currencies

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee held a hearing onvirtual currencies. The chairs of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading…

  • Facebook Twitter and YouTube Officials Testify on Combating Extremism
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    Extremist Propaganda and Social Media

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing to talk about terrorist and extremist activity on social media platforms. Witnesses from Facebook, YouTube and…

  • EPA Administrator Pruitt Testifies at Senate Oversight Hearing
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    EPA Oversight

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt appeared before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for an oversight hearing. He answered a number of members' questions on a…

  • US Senate Meets for Legislative Business
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    Senate Session

    The Senate blocked initial debate on a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks. Members also voted to limit debate on the nomination of David Stras to be a judge in the Eight Circuit Court of…

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