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  • 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…

    1,369 views
  • Christopher Wray Pledges Strict Independence at FBI Helm
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    FBI Director Confirmation Hearing

    Christopher Wray, President Trump’s nominee to be the next FBI director, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his confirmation hearing. He faced tough questions from both Republicans and…

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  • 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…

    990 views
  • Senators Seek Answers on Monitored Calls with Foreign Leaders at FISA Hearing
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    FISA Reauthorization

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Section 702 permits intelligence agencies to access…

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  • Deputy AG Knows of No Reason to Fire Special Prosecutor Mueller
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    Fiscal Year 2018 Justice Department Budget

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said that only he has to power to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller handling the investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. elections. Mr.…

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  • FCC Commissioners Testify on FY 2018 Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2018 FCC Budget

    Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai and Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Michael O’Rielly testified at a hearing on their agency’s fiscal year 2018 budget request. The primary…

    226 views
  • US Senate Democrats Debate Health Care Bill in LateNight Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Kristine Svinicki’s nomination to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Democrats spoke late into the evening about Republican plans to replace the Affordable Care Act.

    1,255 views
  • NIH Officials Testify on FY 2018 Budget Request
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    Fiscal Year 2018 NIH Budget

    National Institutes of Health directors testified at a hearing on their fiscal year 2018 budget request, and some of the medical research taking place to combat diseases. The leaders outlined…

    695 views
  • US Senate Debates Treasury Undersecretary Nomination
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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  • US Senate Takes Up Saudi Arms Sale Resolution
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate considered S.J.Res. 42, a disapproval resolution to block the sale of $510 million of precision-guided munitions as part of President Trump’s proposed $110 billion arms sale to…

    1,430 views
  • Education Secretary Pressed on Protections for LGBTQ Religious Minorities
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    Department of Education Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request

    Secretary Betsy DeVos testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 Department of Education budget request. As in her last testimony on the 2018…

    22,709 views
  • Senate Democratic Leaders Brief Reporters
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    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Senate Democratic leaders spoke with reporters outside the Senate chamber following their weekly caucus luncheon.

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  • Newsmakers with Senator Patrick Leahy
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    Newsmakers with Senator Patrick Leahy

    Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about the president’s budget, released this week, as well as the President’s revised ban on travel to the U.S. by citizens of six Muslim-majority countries. Earlier…

    717 views
  • 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…

    902 views
  • US Senate Confirms Deputy Secretary of State Nomination 946
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed John Sullivan’s nomination to be deputy secretary of state. The chamber also voted to advance Amul Thapar’s nomination for circuit judge in the Sixth Circuit Court of…

    519 views
  • Senators Cassidy Leahy Cornyn and Blumenthal on Special Counsel for Russia Investigation
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    Senators Cassidy, Leahy, Cornyn, and Blumenthal on Special Counsel for Russia Investigation

    Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) spoke to reporters after attending a closed door briefing with Deputy Attorney General…

    907 views
  • US Senate Debates Associate Attorney General Nomination
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    Senate Session

    The Senate advanced the nomination of Rachel Brand to be associate attorney general.

    866 views
  • White House Was Warned General Flynn Could Be Compromised
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    Russian Interference in 2016 Election

    Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified at a Senate subcommittee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Ms.…

    34,782 views
  • Senators Speak Out on FBI Directors Firing
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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 49-51 against beginning debate on H.J. Res. 36, a disapproval resolution to repeal an Obama administration Bureau of Land Management rule requiring oil and gas producers to limit the amount of…

    4,508 views
  • FBI Director Defends Decision to Reveal Clinton Email Probe Before Election
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    FBI Oversight

    FBI Director James Comey testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on his agency’s operations. He defended his thought process for re-opening the investigation into former Secretary…

    39,152 views
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