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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,…

    412 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).…

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  • Senate Democrats Hold Hearing on Voting Rights
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    Voting Rights

    Senate Democrats heard testimony from a number of policy experts on the state of voting rights in the U.S. following the establishment of the Trump administration’s Presidential Advisory…

    156 views
  • Senate Committee Considers Sex Trafficking Crime Bill
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    Combating Sex Trafficking

    The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on legislation to combat sex trafficking, specifically a section of the bill that would allow victims to sue internet companies that can…

    435 views
  • Senate Democratic Leaders Speak Out Against GOP Health Care Bill
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    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters following their weekly caucus lunch. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) harshly criticized the Senate Republican health care proposal,…

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

    The Senate continued work on 2018 defense spending authorization.

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  • Hearing Focuses on Childrens Health Insurance Program
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    Children's Health Insurance Program

    Funding for the Children’s Health Insurnace Program - known as CHIP - is set to expire at the end of September 2017. The program serves nine million middle and low-income children who are…

    425 views
  • US Senate Approves Harvey Disaster Relief Package
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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved the House-passed emergency supplemental spending bill for the relief and recovery effort in Texas and Louisiana. The measure included a three-month debt hike and…

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  • Hearing Examines Efforts to Reduce Wildland Fire Risk
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    Wildlfire Reduction

    Wildfire experts and government officials testified at a hearing on how wildfires can be reduced through the use of technology. Topics included budget cuts, climate change, better community…

    352 views
  • Hearing Looks at Access to Affordable Housing
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    Affordable Housing

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on increasing access to affordable housing. According to rental trends over $15 million people nationwide will need to spend 50 percen of their…

    568 views
  • Senate Finance Committee Considers Commerce and HHS Nominations
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    Confirmation Hearing for Commerce and Health and Human Services Departments

    The Senate Finance Committee held a confirmation hearing for three nominations to the Departments of Commerce and Health and Human Services (HHS).The nominees were Gilbert Kaplan, Commerce…

    521 views
  • Senate Finance Committee Explores Tax Reform Challenges
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    Tax Reform

    The Senate Finance Committee, which writes tax policy, heard testimony from former Treasury Department officials at a hearing on comprehensive tax reform and the challenges in implementing…

    808 views
  • Assistant Treasury Secretary Nominee Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    Assistant Treasury Secretary Nomination

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to consider President Trump’s nomination of David Kautter to be the assistant treasury secretary for tax policy. Mr. Kautter answered questions…

    350 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
  • Senator Schumer Calls for Bipartisan Action on Tax Reform
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    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) and other Senate Democrats spoke to reporters following their weekly caucus lunch. Senator Schumer urged Republicans to include Democrats and follow regular order…

    647 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…

    6,524 views
  • Democratic Leader Warns GOP Against Changing Filibuster Rules
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    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Senate Democratic leaders spoke with reporters following the procedural vote on the health care bill. All Democrats and Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME) voted “no,”…

    574 views
  • Senators Oppose Amendment to Repeal and Replace Health Care Law
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 51-50 on a motion to proceed to health care legislation. All Democrats and Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME) voted “no,” with Vice President Mike…

    13,303 views
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