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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee on her semiannual report on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the…

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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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    EPA Administrator Nomination

    Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Brian Schatz (D-HI) Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-DE), and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), held a…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on Representative Mick Mulvaney’s (R-SC) nomination to be director of the Office of Management and Budget.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate session of Monday, February 6, 2017, resumed at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday to continue debate on the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be attorney general. Senator Sessions…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate debated and spoke about through the night Betsy DeVos' nomination to be for secretary of education in the Trump administration. During the vote on her confirmation, President…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate in a 56-43 vote confirmed former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson’s nomination to be secretary of state.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted to move forward with debate on three Trump administration Cabinet nominees: Senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general, Representative Tom Price for secretary of health and…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed consideration of former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson’s nomination to be secretary of State.

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    Transportation Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Elaine Chao testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on her nomination to be secretary of transportation in the Donald Trump administration. The nominee pledged…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate by a 56-43 vote advanced the nomination of former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state in the Trump administration. Democrats spoke out against President Trump’s…

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    Commerce Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Wilbur Ross testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on his nomination to serve as secretary of commerce in the Trump administration. He was introduced by…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate confirmed South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to be United Nations ambassador in a 96-4 vote.

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    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Ben Carson testified on his nomination to be Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) secretary in the Donald Trump administration. Dr. Carson, a former neurosurgeon and 2016 Republican…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved a bill to allow the Government Accountability Office to access certain federal agency records.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on the fiscal year 2017 budget resolution, which included instructions to committees to write legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Later, Senate…

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    Senate Ceremonial Swearing-in

    Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected senators. The event happens at the start of each Congress in the Old Senate Chamber. The…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate debated a bill to expand rural health care, the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act (S. 2873)

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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    Federal Communications Commission commissioners testified at a hearing on oversight of the organization and telecommunications issues. Among the issues discussed were an upcoming FCC vote…

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