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    Defense Budget and Readiness

    Defense Secretary James Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified on the U.S. military’s readiness and the fiscal year 2018 budget. Much of the focus of the hearing…

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    Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing, Day 3, Part 2

    The Senate Judiciary Committee entered its third day of testimony on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be an associate justice on the Supreme Court. Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate was expected to consider a disapproval resolution to repeal an Obama administration rule citing employers that fail to record certain employee illnesses and workplace injuries.

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    Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing, Day 2, Part 1

    Judge Neil Gorsuch testified for a second day as the Senate Judiciary Committee considered his nomination to the Supreme Court.He Court. He answered questions on his record as a federal…

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    Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing, Day 1

    Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch and Senate Judiciary Committee members gave opening statements for day one of his confirmation hearing. Judge Gorsuch outlined his judicial record,…

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    Russian Interference in Democracies

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism held a hearing on Russia’s attempts to influence democratic countries around the world by various means, including propaganda,…

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    Immigration and Fiancé Visa Fraud

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on immigration fraud using K-1 visas. A K-1 visa allows a non-U.S. citizen to enter the U.S. and marry a citizen within 90 days. Witnesses…

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    Deputy Attorney General and Associate Attorney General Nominations

    Rod Rosenstein and Rachel Brand testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on their nominations to be deputy attorney general and associate attorney general. Mr. Rosenstein,…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved H.J.Res. 42, a disapproval resolution that would repeal an Obama administration Labor Department rule limiting drug testing of unemployment insurance applicants.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 55-43 to confirm Seema Verma’s nomination to be administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Members also voted to move forward with Senator Dan Coats'…

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    Russian Influence in Central and Eastern Europe

    Ambassadors from Ukraine, Poland, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia testified at a hearing on Russia’s policies toward their nations, as well as calls to cut the State Department’s fiscal year 2018 budget.…

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    Memorial Ceremony for Bob Michel

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and several other Republican and Democratic leaders celebrated the life and service of the late Representative Bob Michel…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed a resolution to overturn an Education Department rule from the Obama administration rule that implemented state school accountability plans. They also voted to advance the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed a bill overturning an Obama administration regulation requiring states and institutions of higher learning colleges and universities to report on the effectiveness of…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed a measure repealing a rule requiring Defense Department, General Services Administration, and NASA contractors to self-certify federal and state labor law violations.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed former Texas Governor Rick Perry as Energy secretary. and Dr. Ben Carson’s as secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed the nomination of Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) to be Interior secretary. Senators later took up the nomination of Dr. Ben Carson for Housing and Urban Development…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on Ryan Zinke’s nomination to be Interior secretary.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) read George Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address, which is done annually in the Senate. Members confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as secretary of Commerce.…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 51-49 to confirm Representative Mick Mulvaney’s (R-SC) nomination to be director of the Office of Management and Budget. Members also voted 54-46 to advance Scott Pruitt’s…

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