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    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Confirmation Hearing

    Seema Verma, the president’s nominee to be the next administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) believes all options should be considered to improve quality and…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 51-49 to confirm Representative Mick Mulvaney’s (R-SC) nomination to be director of the Office of Management and Budget. Members also voted 54-46 to advance Scott Pruitt’s…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on a House-passed resolution to repeal an Obama administration rule requiring federal agencies to provide mental health information from disability insurance…

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    Military Operations in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan military operations commander General John Nicholson updated the Senate Armed Services Committee on security operations and counterterrorism efforts in Afghanistan. He described the…

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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…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Representative Tom Price’s (R-GA) nomination to be health and human services secretary. Senators also voted to move forward on the nomination of Steve Mnuchin for…

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    Health and Human Services Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Representative Tom Price (R-GA) testified before the Senate Finance Committee on his nomination to be Health and Human Services secretary in the Trump administration. Representative Price…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate session of Monday, February 6, 2017, resumed at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday to continue debate on the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be attorney general. Senator Sessions…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed consideration of former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson’s nomination to be secretary of State.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate confirmed by a 93-6 vote Elaine Chao’s nomination to be transportation secretary in the Trump administration.

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    Transportation Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Elaine Chao testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on her nomination to be secretary of transportation in the Donald Trump administration. The nominee pledged…

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    Infrastructure

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Democratic colleagues about their $1 trillion infrastructure bill for road, port, drinking water, and other such projects, which they say they would…

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    Commerce Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Wilbur Ross testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on his nomination to serve as secretary of commerce in the Trump administration. He was introduced by…

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    Defense Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    General James Mattis (Retired) spoke about a number of topics at his confirmation hearing, including U.S.-NATO relations, Russia, U.S. intelligence reliability, the defense budget, and military readiness. On NATO,…

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    Civilian Control of the Miltary

    Former federal officials testified on on the merits of civilian control of the U.S. military. The Senate Armed Services Committee held the hearing as Congress prepared to consider a waiver to…

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    Russian Hacking and Cybersecurity

    Top U.S. intelligence officials testified at a hearing on on cybersecurity threats, including Russia’s series of 2016 election-season cyberattacks. The witnesses agreed that Russia was behind the hacking and…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on the fiscal year 2017 budget resolution, which includes instructions to committees to write legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The bill passed 51-48.…

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    Senate Tributes to Vice President Biden

    Senators paid tribute to Vice President Biden following a vote to approve the 21st Century Cures Act, a $6.3 billion medical research bill which also included funding for the vice president’s cancer…

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    Senate Session

    Following Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) farewell address, the Senate passed S. 2943, the National Defense Authorization Act.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on a $6.3 billion medical research bill, which would expedite the development and delivery of medical cures and treatments.

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