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  • Senate Committee Considers Sex Trafficking Crime Bill
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    Sex Trafficking

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

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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 changes they believe could spur economic growth while taking into consideration the…

    285 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…

    992 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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  • Senate Majority Leader Expresses Support for Burmas Aung San Suu Kyi
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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he still stood by his support of Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi in the wake of ethnic violence there, saying she’s the country’s best hope and…

    547 views
  • 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…

    412 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…

    1,057 views
  • Senate Republican Leaders Brief Reporters After Party Luncheon
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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following their weekly caucus lunch. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he supports the deal made between President Trump and…

    428 views
  • Senate Session Part 2
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Senators gave general speeches.

    239 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…

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  • 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…

    801 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…

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  • Senator McConnell The Votes Are Not There on Health Care
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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Following their weekly caucus lunch, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and other Senate leaders spoke to reporters. Senator McConnell said the Senate would take up tax reform after Labor Day…

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  • US Senate Confirms Christopher Wray as FBI Director
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 92-5 to confirm the nomination of Christopher Wray to be director of the FBI. Members also rconfirmed the nomination of Kevin Newsom to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the…

    808 views
  • 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…

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  • Senate Republican Leaders Brief Reporters on Health Care Vote
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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Senate Republican leaders spoke with reporters following the 51-50 vote in favor of a motion to proceed to health care legislation. All Democrats and Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins…

    1,266 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…

    627 views
  • US Senate Confirms Japan Ambassador Nominee
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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 86-12 to confirm the nomination of William Hagerty to be U.S. ambassador to Japan.

    590 views
  • Senate Republican Leaders Brief Reporters on Delayed Recess
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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Following the Senate Republican weekly conference lunch, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced the upper chamber would forgo part of its regular annual summer recess and be in…

    2,059 views
  • US Senate Debates Judicial Nomination
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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on the nomination of David Nye to be U.S. district judge for the District of Idaho.

    621 views
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