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  • Pentagon Leaders Testify on Political and Security Situation in Afghanistan
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    Political and Security Situation in Afghanistan

    Defense Secretary James Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee to discuss the president’s strategy in Afghanistan. Committee Chair…

    1,053 views
  • Joint Chiefs of Staff General Dunford Testifies on Reappointment
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    Joint Chiefs of Staff Reappointment

    General Joseph Dunford testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to serve a second term as chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He assessed various ongoing…

    954 views
  • US Senate Confirms Jon Huntsman as Russia Ambassador
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Ralph Erickson to be a judge on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and voted to limit debate and advance the nomination of FCC Chair Ajit Pai for another five-year…

    713 views
  • Naval Leadership Scolded Over Warship Collisions
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    Navy Incidents at Sea

    Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the recent ship incidents at sea. In August…

    7,046 views
  • Hearing Examines Benefits of SelfDriving Trucks
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    Self-Driving Trucks

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on the future of self-driving trucks and how federal regulators can promote innovation, competition, and safety in…

    1,196 views
  • US Senate Blocks Paul War Authority Amendment 6136
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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on the $692 billion Defense Authorization bill for fiscal year 2018. Senators also voted to table an amendment offered by Senator Rand Paul that would sunset…

    1,812 views
  • Hearing Examines Fishery Laws Ahead of Reauthorization
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    Fishery Management

    Officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the New England Fishery Management Council testified at a hearing to assess the nation’s fishery laws,…

    260 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…

    960 views
  • Air Force General Paul Selva Testifies at Reappointment Hearing
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    Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chair Nomination

    Air Force General Paul Selva testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his reappointment to be vice chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was originally appointed by…

    1,294 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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  • Senators Receive Update on Emergency Response Broadband Network
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    National Public Safety Network

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the deployment of FirstNet, a national public safety network for first responders. Among the witnesses testifying were FirstNet CEO Michael Poth, AT&T…

    542 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…

    662 views
  • US Navy Secretary Nominee Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    Navy Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing for Navy Secretary nominee Richard Spencer, an investment Banker and former Marine Corps helicopter pilot. Mr. Spencer, who received support from both Democrats…

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  • Armed Services Chairman Expresses Frustration Over Lack of Afghanistan Strategy
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    Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Department Budget

    Defense Secretary James Mattis and General Joseph Dunford, chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget…

    3,953 views
  • US Senate Health Care Bill Vote Delayed
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate recessed so that Republican senators could meet at the White House with President Trump about the Republican Affordable Care Act replacement bill. Members were scheduled to begin…

    588 views
  • Navy and Marine Corps Leaders Grilled on Force Posture at Budget Hearing
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    Navy Fiscal Year Year 2018 Budget Request

    Acting Navy Secretary Sean Stackley, Naval Operations Chief John Richardson, and Marine Corps Commandant Robert Neller testified at a hearing on President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 Navy…

    687 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…

    245 views
  • US Senate Approves IranRussia Sanctions Bill
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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 98-2 to approve a bill imposing additional sanctions on Iran and Russia. The new sanctions on Iran penalize companies or people helping Iran develop ballistic missiles. The…

    1,394 views
  • Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Testifies on FAA Reauthorization
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    FAA Reauthorization

    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao testified before the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee on the future of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the president’s…

    1,052 views
  • US Senate Meets for Legislative Business
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued debate on an Iran sanctions measure to penalize companies or people helping Iran develop ballistic missiles. Members also confirmed Kenneth Rapuano to be assistant…

    457 views
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