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  • Federal Health Officials Testify on 21st Century Cures Act Implementation
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    Medical Innovations

    FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and NIH Director Francis Collins testified about medical innovation before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. Members asked them…

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  • Hearing Focuses on Firearm Regulations and Background Checks
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    Firearm Regulations and Background Checks

    Officials from the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the U.S. Air Force testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on proposed legislation from Ranking Member Dianne…

    1,872 views
  • US Senate Votes to Go to Conference on Tax Reform
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate voted in favor of starting negotiations with the House on the Republican tax reform bill. Members rejected two motions from Senators Angus King (I-ME) and Deb Stabenow (MI) to…

    1,077 views
  • HHS Secretary Nominee Alex Azar Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    Health and Human Services Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee held a hearing on President Trump’s nomination of former Eli Lilly head Alex Azar for Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary. Committee…

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  • Senate Judiciary Committee Meets to Consider Judicial Nominations
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    Pending Judicial Nominations

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing for a group of President Trump’s judicial and Commerce Department nominees. A good part of the first hour was spent discussing the committee’s “blue…

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  • Senate Budget Committee Approves Tax Reform Bill
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    Senate Republican Tax Reform Bill

    The Senate Budget Committee met to approve legislation to reform the tax code and open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to expanded oil and gas drilling for consideration on the Senate…

    4,877 views
  • US Senate Continues Debate on Nominations
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate confirmed the nomination of Gregory Katsas to be a judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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  • US Senate Debates Assistant Labor Secretary Nomination
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed the nominations of David Zatezalo to be assistant labor secretary for mine safety and health and Mark Esper for secretary of the Army.

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  • US Senate Considers Transportation Department Counsel Nomination
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate confirmed the nomination of Steven Bradbury to be Transportation Department general counsel. Lawmakers also voted on favor of limiting debate on Dave Zatezalo’s nomination for…

    365 views
  • US Senate Continues Debate on Nominations
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate approved the nomination of William Wehrum to be Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assistant administrator for air and radiation.

    1,193 views
  • US Senate Continues Debate on Nominations
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued work on several nominations.

    356 views
  • Facebook Google and Twitter Executives Testify on Russia Election Ads
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    Facebook, Google and Twitter Executives on Russian Disinformation

    Twitter, Facebook, and Google officials testified at a hearing on social media and Russian influence in the 2016 elections. The hearing was part of an ongoing investigation by several…

    128,037 views
  • US Senate Debates Judicial Nominations
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Joan Larsen as a judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Members also voted to limit debate on Allison Eid’s nomination for judge in the Tenth Circuit Court of…

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  • Senate Democrats Unveil 401k Retirement Savings Proposal
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    Senate Democrats on 401 (k) Retirement Plans

    Several Democratic senators announced their proposal to expand 401 (k) retirement savings plans. Their proposal came ahead of the release of the Republicans' tax reform plan that could…

    1,305 views
  • Trump Administration Officials Testify on Decision to Rescind DACA
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    Rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing on President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Witnesses included Homeland Security…

    1,724 views
  • US Senate Takes Up Judicial Nominations
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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on Scott Palk’s nomination to be a district judge for the Western District of Oklahoma.

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  • US Senate Approves Disaster Relief Bill
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate passed a $36.5 billion emergency supplemental disaster aid in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and wildfires in California. Lawmakers also voted to invalidate a…

    8,606 views
  • Attorney General Says He Has Not Been Interviewed By Special Counsel
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    Justice Department Oversight Hearing

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified at a Justice Department oversight hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. He defended President Trump’s decision to fire former FBI Director…

    20,149 views
  • 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.

    2,159 views
  • US Senate Passes GOP Budget Resolution in 5149 Vote
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    Senate Session

    In a 51-49 vote, the Senate passed the Republican fiscal year 2018 budget resolution which clears the way for committees to work on tax legislation Senator Rand Paul (KY) was the only…

    2,805 views
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