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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…

    5,738 views
  • 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).…

    79 views
  • US Senate Democrats Debate GrahamCassidy Health Care Bill
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    Senate Session

    The Senate by a 89-8 vote passed the fiscal year Defense Programs Authorization bill (H.R. 2810). Democratic senators spoke against a new block grant health care bill being proposed by…

    752 views
  • Senior Health Company Officials Testify on Individual Insurance Market
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    Stabilizing Individual Insurance Market

    Health care stakeholders, including state and insurance company officials, testified at a hearing on stabilization of the individual insurance market. They discussed the future of “cost-sharing…

    548 views
  • Senate Health Panel Focuses on Individual Insurance Markets Stabilization
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    Individual Insurance Markets

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee heard from health insurance experts on their recommendations to stabilize the individual health insurance markets and lower premiums. Witnesses included…

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

    The Senate continued work on 2018 defense spending authorization.

    1,727 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…

    423 views
  • 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…

    904 views
  • Insurance Commissioners Testify on Health Care Market Stabilization
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    Individual Health Insurance Market

    State health insurance commissioners gave their recommendations to stabilize and lower costs of the individual health insurance markets. Topics included the uncertainty of the future of…

    768 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…

    1,886 views
  • Secretary Tillerson Pushes Back Against Charge of Recless and Radical Cuts
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    Fiscal Year 2018 State Department Budget

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testified at a hearing on his department’s fiscal year 2018 budget request, which cuts funding by 28 percent. He was asked to defend the Trump…

    1,445 views
  • 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…

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  • Congressional Democrats Health Care Rally
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    Congressional Democrats Health Care Rally

    Congressional Democrats held an impromptu rally after the Senate voted 51-50 in favor of a motion to proceed to health care legislation. All Democrats and Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan…

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  • Senate Democrats React to Health Care Procedural Vote
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    Senate Democrats' Reaction to Health Care Vote

    Senate Democrats reacted to the Senate 51-50 vote in favor of a motion to proceed to health care legislation. All Democrats and Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME) voted…

    594 views
  • US Senate Debates Deputy Interior Secretary Nomination
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed David Bernhardt to be deputy secretary of the Department of the Interior. Democrats spoke about their opposition to Republican efforts to repeal and replace the…

    1,149 views
  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee Takes Up NATO Canada and UK Nominations
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    Ambassador Confirmations

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a confirmation hearing for the ambassador nominations to key U.S. allies, including Canada, Singapore, Italy, the United Kingdom, and NATO. Former U.S.…

    891 views
  • Labor Secretary Acosta Testifies on FY 2018 Budget Request
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    Fiscal Year 2018 Labor Department Budget Request

    Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta testified on his department’s fiscal year 2018 budget request. Topics included the impact on jobs if the Affordable Care Act were replaced, expanding…

    932 views
  • 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…

    1,135 views
  • US Senate Confirms Court of Appeals Nominee
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued work on the nomination of John Bush to be a judge on the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

    643 views
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