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  • NIH Officials Testify on FY 2018 Budget Request
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    Fiscal Year 2018 NIH Budget

    National Institutes of Health directors testified at a hearing on their fiscal year 2018 budget request, and some of the medical research taking place to combat diseases. The leaders outlined…

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  • Secretary Tillerson Pushes Back Against Charge of Recless and Radical Cuts
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    Fiscal Year 2018 State Department Budget

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testified at a hearing on his department’s fiscal year 2018 budget request, which cuts funding by 28 percent. He was asked to defend the Trump…

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  • US Senate Reacts to Unveiling of GOP Health Care Bill
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed the nomination of Marshall Billingslea to be assistant treasury secretary for terrorist financing. Members also gave speeches to the just-released Senate version of an…

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  • Hearing Focuses on Immigration and Gang Membership
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    Immigration and Gang Membership

    Various federal law enforcement representatives testified at a hearing on the problems associated with the international street gang known as MS-13. The criminal group originated in Los Angeles…

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  • US Senate Confirms Treasury Undersecretary Nominee
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed the nomination of Sigal Mandelker to be treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes. Members also scheduled advanced the nomination of Marshall…

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  • Hearing Focuses on Free Speech on College Campuses
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    Free Speech on College Campuses

    College students, university officials, and law professors testified at a hearing on the First Amendment and free speech on college campuses. Topics included the role colleges play in…

    1,730 views
  • US Senate Debates Treasury Undersecretary Nomination
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    Senate Session, Part 3

    Members re-convened following a briefing on Senate security in light of the previous-week’s shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). Members continued to speak about Republican…

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  • US Senate Approves IranRussia Sanctions Bill
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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 98-2 to approve a bill imposing additional sanctions on Iran and Russia. The new sanctions on Iran penalize companies or people helping Iran develop ballistic missiles. The…

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  • US Senate Takes Up Saudi Arms Sale Resolution
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate considered S.J.Res. 42, a disapproval resolution to block the sale of $510 million of precision-guided munitions as part of President Trump’s proposed $110 billion arms sale to…

    1,405 views
  • Education Secretary Pressed on Protections for LGBTQ Religious Minorities
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    Department of Education Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request

    Secretary Betsy DeVos testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 Department of Education budget request. As in her last testimony on the 2018…

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  • US Senate Votes on CIA General Counsel Nomination
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate by a 67-33 vote confirmed Courtney Elwood’s nomination to be CIA general counsel. Members also debated a bill that would allow the the Department of Veterans Affairs secretary to…

    355 views
  • Senate Democratic Leaders Brief Reporters
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    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Senate Democratic leaders spoke with reporters outside the Senate chamber following their weekly caucus luncheon.

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  • US Senate Debates Judicial Nomination
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    Senate Session

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

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  • US Senate Confirms Deputy Secretary of State Nomination 946
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed John Sullivan’s nomination to be deputy secretary of state. The chamber also voted to advance Amul Thapar’s nomination for circuit judge in the Sixth Circuit Court of…

    509 views
  • Senate Resumes Debate on Deputy Secretary of State Nomination
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

    354 views
  • Senator Durbin on Special Counsel for Russia Investigation
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    Senator Durbin on Special Counsel for Russia Investigation

    Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke to reporters following a closed door meeting with the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein following his appointment of a special counsel to…

    381 views
  • US Senate Debates Associate Attorney General Nomination
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    Senate Session

    The Senate advanced the nomination of Rachel Brand to be associate attorney general.

    863 views
  • Senate Democratic Leaders Criticize White House Behavior
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    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Speaking to reporters after their weekly caucus lunch, Senate Democrats criticized the behavior coming out of the White House in recent days, including the President Trump’s firing of the…

    947 views
  • Senators React to Presidents Disclosure of Classified Information to Russians
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened with a period of morning business.

    1,405 views
  • White House Was Warned General Flynn Could Be Compromised
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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.…

    34,582 views
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