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    Senators on Defense Secretary Waiver

    Senators spoke about the waiver for General James Mattis (Retired) to serve as Defense secretary in the Trump administration. The Senate voted 81 to 17 hours after it was reported out of…

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    Senator Gillibrand on Defense Secretary Waiver

    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) spoke against a waiver for General James Mattis (Retired) to serve as Defense secretary in the Trump administration. The Senate voted 81 to 17 to pass the…

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    Senate Vote on Instructions to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

    The Senate voted 51-48 to pass a fiscal year 2017 budget resolution, which included instructions to committees to write Affordable Care Act repeal legislation.

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    Senate Democrats on Affordable Care Act Repeal

    Senate Democrats argued against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

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    Minority Leader Schumer on Presidential Nominations

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spoke about President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominations and the Democratic conditions for moving forward quickly.

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    Senator Van Hollen Maiden Speech

    Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) gave his first speech as a senator on the 2017 budget resolution and the Republican strategy to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Senator Van Hollen said…

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    Senators McConnell and Schumer on the Affordable Care Act

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) began the debate on the Affordable Care Act repeal by saying the repeal was only the first step and that Republicans would have a replacement…

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    Senate Debate on Budget Resolution and Health Care Law

    Following a Senate vote to advance the 2017 budget resolution starting the process for repealing the Affordable Care Act, a number of senators spoke about the decision.

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    Senator Schumer on Repealing the Affordable Care Act

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spoke about the consequences of repealing the Affordable Care Act, saying Democrats would hold Republicans responsible for the effects of…

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    Senator McConnell on 115th Congress Goals

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell outlined goals for the Senate at the start of the 115th Congress, including repealing the Affordable Care Act.

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    Senate Opening of the 115th Congress

    Vice President Biden presided as the U.S. Senate convened for the swearing-in of new and re-elected senators. Then after a quorum call, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), new Minority…

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    Senate Debate on Affordable Care Act Repeal, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on the fiscal year 2017 budget resolution, which included instructions to committees to write legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act as the repeal…

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    Senate Debate on Affordable Care Act Repeal, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on the fiscal year 2017 budget resolution, which included instructions to committees to write legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act as the repeal…

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    Senator Dale Bumpers in Defense of President Clinton

    Former Senator Dale Bumpers (D-AR) delivered the closing arguments for the defense at the Senate impeachment trial of President Clinton. This is a portion of his remarks.

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    Senator Bennett Farewell Speech

    Senator Robert Bennett (R-UR) delivered a farewell speech in the Senate.

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    Senate Tributes to Vice President Biden

    Senators paid tribute to Vice President Biden following a vote to approve the 21st Century Cures Act, a $6.3 billion medical research bill which also included funding for the vice president’s cancer…

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    Senator Barbara Mikulski Farewell Speech

    Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) gave her farewell speech. She revisited her childhood and education and career in social work. She recalled fighting against a highway planned to go through…

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    Senate Leaders on Departing Senators and President Obama

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell paid tribute to and highlighted the accomplishments of retiring Senators Barb Mikulski (D-MD) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), who…

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    Senator David Vitter Farewell Speech

    Retiring Senator David Vitter (R-LA) came to the Senate floor to give his farewell address. He reflected on his time in office and how he worked to address the needs of his home state of Louisiana in…

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    Senate Tribute to Beau Biden

    Before voting to advance the medical research bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) acknowledged Vice President Biden, who was presiding over the vote, for his work on the cancer…

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