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    President's Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

    White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney testified before the Senate Budget Committee on President Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018. While Republican committee members generally praised…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on Amul Thapar’s nomination for judge in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Transportation Infrastructure

    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao testified at a hearing on the Trump administration’s plan to address the nation’s infrastructure challenges. She said the $1 trillion proposal would…

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    Infrastructure Funding

    State and local officials from across the country testified at a hearing on ways to fund roads, transit, and other infrastructure projects in whatever transportation bill Congress would…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate in a 56-42 voted confirmed the nomination of Jeffrey Rosen to be deputy secretary of the Department of Transportation.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 49-51 against beginning debate on H.J. Res. 36, a disapproval resolution to repeal an Obama administration Bureau of Land Management rule requiring oil and gas producers to limit the amount of…

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    FBI Oversight

    FBI Director James Comey testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on his agency’s operations. He defended his thought process for re-opening the investigation into former Secretary…

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    Russian Interference in 2016 Election

    Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified at a Senate subcommittee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Ms.…

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    Religious Hate Crimes

    The Senate Judiciary Committee convened a hearing on ways to address the increasing number of religious hate crimes in the United States. The special counsel for religious discrimination…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed post-cloture debate on Alexander Acosta’s nomination to be secretary of Labor.

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    Food and Drug Administrator Confirmation Hearing

    Dr. Scott Gottlieb testified at a confirmation hearing on his nomination to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He said his priorities at the FDA would be combating opioid…

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    After Words with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) talked about his book Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy, in which he examines how government is impacted by corporate money and…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate considered the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court associate justice.

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    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Following their weekly caucus lunch, Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) defended Democrats' plan to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme…

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    Senate Judiciary Committee Vote on Judge Gorsuch Nomination

    The Senate Judiciary Committee, in a party-line vote, 11-9, approved the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be the next Supreme Court justice. The Senate was scheduled to debate and vote…

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    President Trump's Executive Action on Environmental Regulations

    Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-DE) and members of the committee reacted to President Trump’s executive action to roll back the Obama…

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    Weekly Democratic Address

    In the weekly Democratic address, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) talked about President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.

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    Supreme Court Nominee Donor Support

    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) and other Senate Democrats held a news conference calling for the disclosure of the donors contributing money to support Supreme Court nominee…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered a disapproval resolution to overturn a Labor Department rule dealing with retirement plans and federal pension law.

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