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  • Hearing Examines Overhaul of Tax Code
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    Business Tax Reform

    Tax policy experts testified at a hearing on possible reforms to the U.S. business tax code. The witnesses offered changes they believe could spur economic growth. In his opening statement,…

    389 views
  • Senate Agriculture Committee Scrutinizes Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
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    Farm Bill and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

    Witnesses testified on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. Some of the areas examined were barriers to nutritional food access in rural areas and…

    642 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…

    767 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…

    940 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.

    29,034 views
  • Senate Commerce Committee Takes Up FCC Nominations
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    FCC Chair and Commissioners Confirmation

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a confirmation hearing for current Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai who was elevated to chair by President…

    632 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…

    1,261 views
  • Senate Panel Examines Pesticide Registration Laws
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    Pesticide Regulations

    The Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing on the regulations for the sale, use and distribution of pesticide products. Committee members focused on how pesticide registration under…

    547 views
  • Hearing Examines Health Care for People with Chronic Illnesses
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    Chronic Health Conditions

    Health care experts testified at a hearing on the benefits of telemedicine technology and how it can help better manage the care of Medicare patients. Committee members were taking the witnesses'…

    634 views
  • Robert Lighthizer Sworn In as US Trade Representative
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    U.S. Trade Representative Swearing-In

    Vice President Pence swore in Robert Lighthizer as U.S. trade representative. Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) made brief introductory remarks, and former Senator Bob Dole (R-KS), for whom Mr.…

    278 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.

    658 views
  • FDA Commissioner Nominee Scott Gottlieb Defends Against Accusations of Conflicts of Interest
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    Food and Drug Administrator Confirmation Hearing

    Dr. Scott Gottlieb testified at a confirmation hearing on his nomination to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He said his priorities at the FDA would be combating opioid…

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  • IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Testifies on the 2017 Tax Filing Season
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    2017 Tax Filing Season

    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen spoke about testified at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on his agency’s operations and their impact on taxpayers in areas. Topics included stolen identity…

    5,500 views
  • Sonny Perdue Answers Questions About Trade and Threats to Food Security
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    Agriculture Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue (R) testified before the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee about his nomination to be agriculture secretary. He pledged to be a…

    2,811 views
  • Labor Secretary Nominee Outlines Policy Priorities at Confirmation Hearing
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    Labor Secretary Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held the confirmation hearing for President Trump’s labor secretary nominee, Alexander Acosta. He was asked about several issues including…

    4,054 views
  • US Senate Meets for General Speeches
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate repealed an Obama administration rule that bans certain methods of hunting in Alaska.

    439 views
  • US Trade Representative Nominee Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    U.S. Trade Representative Confirmation Hearing

    Robert Lighthizer testified at a Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be U.S. trade representative. Members asked him questions on several issues including…

    1,831 views
  • US Senate Confirms Seema Verma
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 55-43 to confirm Seema Verma’s nomination to be administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Members also voted to move forward with Senator Dan Coats'…

    723 views
  • CMS Administrator Nominee Seema Verma Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Confirmation Hearing

    Seema Verma testified at a hearing on her nomination to be administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the Trump administration.. She told committee members she…

    3,235 views
  • Treasury Secretary Nominee Steven Mnuchin Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    Treasury Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Steven Mnuchin testified before the Senate Finance Committee on his nomination to be treasury secretary in the Trump administration. He discussed his career that included experience as an…

    11,851 views
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