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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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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate approved a treaty allowing Montenegro to join the NATO alliance.

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    Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing, Day 4, Part 1

    The confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch continued before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Members of the American Bar Association, former law clerks and members from…

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