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  • Senate Judiciary Committee Takes Up Judicial Nominations
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    Judicial Nominations

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing for Allison Eid to serve on the U. S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. If confirmed, Ms. Eid would fill the seat vacated by Supreme Court…

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  • US Senate Debates NLRB Nomination
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted to limit debate on the nomination of William Emanuel to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Several members made speeches about the latest proposal…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Senate Judiciary Committee Takes Up Judicial Nominations
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    Judicial and Justice Department Pending Nominations

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominees to the Sixth and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, the Middle and Western Tennessee District…

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  • 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…

    760 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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  • Senate Democrats Discuss Presidents DACA Decision
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    Senate Session, Part 3

    Senate Democrats spoke about the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA deferred the deportation…

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  • State Officials Testify on Water Infrastructure Funding
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    Water Infrastructure

    A Senate Environment and Public Works subcommittee held a hearing on infrastructure financing and safe drinking water. Members heard from representatives of a local utility and metropolitan planning…

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  • After Words with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
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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…

    1,206 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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  • William Browder Overturning Magnitsky Act is Putins Top Priority
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    Foreign Agents Registration Act

    Financier and former Russia investor William Browder testified at a hearing on the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). This law requires those representing the political interests of foreign powers to disclose…

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  • Justice Department Officials Testify on Foreign Agent Registration Requirements
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    Foreign Agents Registration Act

    Justice Department officials, including the agency’s inspector general, testified at a hearing on foreign agent registration requirements. Inspector General Michael Horowitz detailed a review his office conducted of 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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  • Washington Journal Spotlight on Opioid Epidemic
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    Opioid Epidemic and Health Care

    As the Senate considered Republican health care legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act, telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on health care and the…

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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…

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  • Congressional Democrats Health Care Rally
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    Congressional Democrats Health Care Rally

    Congressional Democrats held an impromptu rally after the Senate voted 51-50 in favor of a motion to proceed to health care legislation. All Democrats and Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan…

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  • Senate Democrats React to Health Care Procedural Vote
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    Senate Democrats' Reaction to Health Care Vote

    Senate Democrats reacted to the Senate 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 (R-ME) voted…

    594 views
  • US Senate Debates Deputy Interior Secretary Nomination
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed David Bernhardt to be deputy secretary of the Department of the Interior. Democrats spoke about their opposition to Republican efforts to repeal and replace the…

    1,148 views
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