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  • US Senate Debates Executive Branch Nominations
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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on several nominations, including Eric Hargan to be deputy Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary and Lee Cissna to be director of U.S. Citizenship and…

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  • VA Secretary Shulkin Testifies on Veterans Suicide Prevention
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    Veterans' Mental Health

    Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin was among the witnesses who testified about preventing veteran suicide before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. Secretary Shulkin said veteran…

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  • 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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  • Senate Judiciary Committee Takes Up Judicial Nominations
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    Judicial Nominations

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing for Allison Eid to serve on the U. S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. If confirmed, Ms. Eid would fill the seat vacated by Supreme Court…

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  • 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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  • State Governors Testify on Health Care Insurance Market Stabilization
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    Health Insurance Market Stabilization

    A bipartisan group of governors testified on ways to lower health care premium costs and to stabilize the individual insurance market. They discussed allowing states more flexibility to…

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  • 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…

    586 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
  • US Senate Takes Up FDA Bill Confirms Ambassadors
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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed a measure that reauthorizes the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) user fees program for approval of prescription drugs and medical devices. Senators also confirmed a…

    959 views
  • Vatican Nominee Callista Gingrich Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    State Department Nominations

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing for the nomination of four candidates for State Department positions. The nominees were Callista Gingrich to be U.S. ambassador to the…

    1,951 views
  • US Senate Confirms Christopher Wray as FBI Director
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 92-5 to confirm the nomination of Christopher Wray to be director of the FBI. Members also rconfirmed the nomination of Kevin Newsom to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the…

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  • Experts Tell Senate Panel New AUMF is Needed for Military Action in Syria
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    Authorization for the Use of Military Force

    Former George W. Bush and Obama administration officials testified at a hearing on the legal issues of congressional authorizations for the use of military force (AUMF) overseas. The…

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  • US Senate Debates Deputy Defense Secretary Nomination
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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 88-6 to limit debate and advance the nomination of Patrick Shanahan to be deputy secretary of defense.

    409 views
  • Secretary Tillerson Confirms Release of Otto Warmbier from North Korea
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    Fiscal Year 2018 State Department Budget

    Secretary Rex Tillerson testified a hearing on President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 State Department budget request. Committee members pressed the secretary on several issues, including how proposed…

    8,297 views
  • US Senate Confirms Treasury Undersecretary Nominee
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed the nomination of Sigal Mandelker to be treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes. Members also scheduled advanced the nomination of Marshall…

    706 views
  • 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…

    1,287 views
  • VA Secretary Shulkin Testifies on FY 2018 Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2018 Veterans Affairs Budget

    Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin testified before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee on President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget request. With assistance on program specifics…

    1,410 views
  • US Senate Votes on CIA General Counsel Nomination
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate by a 67-33 vote confirmed Courtney Elwood’s nomination to be CIA general counsel. Members also debated a bill that would allow the the Department of Veterans Affairs secretary to…

    387 views
  • Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Defends FY 2018 Budget and Tax Reform
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    Treasury Department Budget and Tax Reform

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defended President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget request for his department before the Senate Finance Committee. He also spoke about the administration’s…

    2,416 views
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