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  • Senate Panel Explores Healthy Lifestyle Choices
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    Health and Wellness

    Medical experts testified at a hearing on efforts to improve public health outcomes and reduce health care costs. The witnesses provided recommendations for developing more effective…

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  • Senators Kaine Cassidy and Alexander Discuss Health Care
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    Senators on the Affordable Care Act

    Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) talked about the latest in health care policy. The event came one day after Senator Alexander, the chair of the…

    377 views
  • US Senate Passes GOP Budget Resolution in 5149 Vote
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    Senate Session

    After much debate and voting on amendments, the Senate finally passed the Republican 2018 Budget Resolution with tax reform framework included on a near party line 51-49 vote. Rand Paul was…

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  • Senate Health Panel Explores Cost of Prescription Drugs
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    Prescription Drug Costs

    Representatives from prescription drug manufacturing, distribution, and retail industries testified at a hearing on the causes of rising prescription drug costs.

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  • US Senate Considers GOP Budget Resolution
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate began consideration of the fiscal year 2018 budget resolution.

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  • Senior Health Officials Testify on Opioid Crisis
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    Opioid Crisis

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee convened a hearing on federal response to the nation’s opioid epidemic. Witnesses included National Institutes of Health Director…

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  • 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…

    718 views
  • Senior Health Company Officials Testify on Individual Insurance Market
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    Stabilizing Individual Insurance Market

    Health care stakeholders, including state and insurance company officials, testified at a hearing on stabilization of the individual insurance market. They discussed the future of “cost-sharing…

    599 views
  • Senate Health Panel Focuses on Individual Insurance Markets Stabilization
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    Individual Insurance Markets

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee heard from health insurance experts on their recommendations to stabilize the individual health insurance markets and lower premiums. Witnesses included…

    550 views
  • State Governors Testify on Health Care Insurance Market Stabilization
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    Health Insurance Market Stabilization

    A bipartisan group of governors testified on ways to lower health care premium costs and to stabilize the individual insurance market. They discussed allowing states more flexibility to…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    964 views
  • 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…

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  • 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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  • Labor Secretary Acosta Testifies on FY 2018 Budget Request
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    Fiscal Year 2018 Labor Department Budget Request

    Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta testified on his department’s fiscal year 2018 budget request. Topics included the impact on jobs if the Affordable Care Act were replaced, expanding…

    954 views
  • US Senate Confirms Deputy Defense Secretary Nominee
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate voted 92-7 to confirm Patrick Shanahan’s nomination for deputy secretary of defense.

    557 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.

    602 views
  • Deputy AG Knows of No Reason to Fire Special Prosecutor Mueller
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    Fiscal Year 2018 Justice Department Budget

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said that only he has to power to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller handling the investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. elections. Mr.…

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  • NIH Officials Testify on FY 2018 Budget Request
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    Fiscal Year 2018 NIH Budget

    National Institutes of Health directors testified at a hearing on their fiscal year 2018 budget request, and some of the medical research taking place to combat diseases. The leaders outlined…

    918 views
  • Education Secretary Pressed on Protections for LGBTQ Religious Minorities
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    Department of Education Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request

    Secretary Betsy DeVos testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 Department of Education budget request. As in her last testimony on the 2018…

    22,976 views
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