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  • TSA and Homeland Security Nominees Testify at Confirmation Hearing
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    TSA and Homeland Security Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee held a confirmation hearing for the president’s nominees to be the next TSA administrator and Homeland Security under secretary…

    588 views
  • FDA Administrator Testifies on FY 2018 Budget
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    FDA Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

    Commissioner Scott Gottlieb testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 Food and Drug Administration budget request. The budget proposes cutting…

    978 views
  • Weekly Democratic Address
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    Weekly Democratic Address

    Senators Democrats gave the weekly Democratic address. The video showed Senators speaking to constituents about the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.

    46 views
  • US Senate Debates Treasury Undersecretary Nomination
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    Senate Session, Part 3

    Members re-convened following a briefing on Senate security in light of the previous-week’s shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). Members continued to speak about Republican…

    233 views
  • Secretary Kelly Travel Ban Injunctions Hobbling Homeland Security Screening Effort
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    Homeland Security Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

    Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly testified about President Trump’s 2018 budget request for his agency. He answered senators' questions and addressed several issues including terrorism,…

    5,562 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…

    1,156 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…

    367 views
  • Mel Watt Testifies on Housing Finance Policy
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    Housing Finance System

    Mel Watt testified at a hearing on housing finance policy. He reiterated his concerns over long-term conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and stressed that it is Congress' job to…

    2,039 views
  • Senate Panel Looks at Stopping Flow of Synthetic Drugs to US
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    Stopping Flow of Synthetic Drugs

    The Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee on Investigations held a hearing on synthetic opioids. The first panel included officials from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S.…

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  • Homeland Security Secretary Testifies on FY 2018 Budget
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    Homeland Security Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

    Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly spoke before a Senate subcommittee about his department’s budget request for 2018. One of the areas he discussed was his concern of homegrown terrorism and his…

    900 views
  • Treasury Secretary Comes Under Fire Over GlassSteagall Stance
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    Fiscal Policy

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin provided a domestic fiscal policy update. He stressed that housing finance reform was a priority for the Trump administration. He also told committee members he…

    4,275 views
  • US Senate Takes Up Deputy Transportation Nominee
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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted in favor of advancing the nomination of Jeffrey Rosen to be deputy secretary of the Department of Transportation.

    373 views
  • US Senate Approves 11 Trillion Government Spending Bill 7918
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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government through September, 30, 2017.

    971 views
  • US Senate Confirms Agriculture Secretary Nominee 8711
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed the nomination of Sonny Perdue to be secretary of the Department of Agriculture. Members also advanced the nomination of Rod Rosenstein to be deputy attorney general.

    655 views
  • John Kelly Faces Questions on Border Wall Construction and Extreme Vetting
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    Border Security and Public Safety

    Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly testified at a hearing on public safety concerns and possible ways to improve border security, including planned construction of a border wall. Committee members questions focused…

    5,723 views
  • US Senate Debates Neil Gorsuch Nomination to Supreme Court
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate considered Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Democrats said they would filibuster the nomination. They also confirmed Elaine Duke to be deputy Department…

    151,478 views
  • US Senate Meets for Legislative Business
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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed S. 89, a bill to reinstate am exemption for the Delta Queen, a historic wooden steamboat, to allow it to carry passengers overnight. It has been docked since 2008 due to a…

    662 views
  • Vice President Breaks Senate Ties on Family Planning Funding Rule
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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted on a number of disapproval resolutions. Vice President Pence broke a 50-50 tie by voting in favor of overturning a Department of Health and Human Services rule on family…

    4,540 views
  • Defense Secretary Says Looming Threats Outstripping Budget Resources
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    Defense Budget and Readiness

    Defense Secretary James Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified on the U.S. military’s readiness and the fiscal year 2018 budget. Much of the focus of the hearing…

    1,785 views
  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Nominee David Shulkin Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    David Shulkin testified before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee on his nomination to be Veterans Affairs secretary in the Trump administration. He was introduced by Senator Pat Toomey…

    2,951 views
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