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  • Trump Administration Officials Testify on Decision to Rescind DACA
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    Rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing on President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Witnesses included Homeland Security…

    1,459 views
  • Hearing Focuses on Role of Special Counsels
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    Special Counsels and Separation of Powers

    Law experts and professors testified at a hearing on the role of special counsels and separation of powers. Many of the questions from committee members centered around Robert Mueller, the…

    1,631 views
  • US Senate Debates Lee Cissna Nomination
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Senators gave speeches on such topics as Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, tax policy, and the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

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  • US Senate Meets for Legislative Business
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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved two executive nominations, one for an assistant secretary position and another for an assistant attorney general. Members also gave speeches on several issues, including…

    469 views
  • US Ambassador to Russia Nominee Jon Huntsman Testifies on Capitol HIll
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    U.S. Russian Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State Confirmation Hearings

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the nominations of former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman to be ambassador to Russia and A. Wess Mitchell to serve as assistant secretary…

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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…

    906 views
  • State Department Nominees Pressed on Management and Afghanistan Strategy
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    Pending Nominations

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a nomination hearing for several State Department posts, including the U.S. ambassadors to Afghanistan and Bahrain and the executive director…

    485 views
  • US Senate Blocks Paul War Authority Amendment 6136
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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on the $692 billion Defense Authorization bill for fiscal year 2018. Senators also voted to table an amendment offered by Senator Rand Paul that would sunset…

    1,810 views
  • 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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  • Senators Tillis and Coons on Russia Investigation
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    Senators Tillis and Coons on Russia Investigation

    Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Chris Coons (D-DE) talked about the Russia investigation being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

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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…

    1,487 views
  • Treasury Secretary Says Lackluster Growth Not Debt is Biggest Threat to Economy
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    Fiscal Year 2018 Treasury Department Budget Request

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified at a hearing his agency’s fiscal year 2018 budget request for various programs within the department. During the hearing, Secretary Mnuchin also…

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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.

    29,169 views
  • Deputy Secretary Sullivan Testifies on State Department Reorganization
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    State Department Reorganization

    Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan testified at a hearing \ on the proposed reorganization of the State Department that was part of President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal.…

    642 views
  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee Takes Up NATO Canada and UK Nominations
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    Ambassador Confirmations

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a confirmation hearing for the ambassador nominations to key U.S. allies, including Canada, Singapore, Italy, the United Kingdom, and NATO. Former U.S.…

    915 views
  • Experts Tell Senate Panel New AUMF is Needed for Military Action in Syria
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    Authorization for the Use of Military Force

    Former George W. Bush and Obama administration officials testified at a hearing on the legal issues of congressional authorizations for the use of military force (AUMF) overseas. The…

    1,157 views
  • US Senate Debates Judicial Nomination
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on judicial nominations.

    256 views
  • Christopher Wray Pledges Strict Independence at FBI Helm
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    FBI Director Confirmation Hearing

    Christopher Wray, President Trump’s nominee to be the next FBI director, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his confirmation hearing. He faced tough questions from both Republicans and…

    17,462 views
  • Senator Coons and Madeleine Albright Discuss US Role in Global Diplomacy
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    National Security Forum, Senator Coons and Madeleine Albright

    Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright about the United States' role in global diplomacy and foreign relations. This program was part of a House…

    111 views
  • SEC and CFTC Leaders Testify on FY 2018 Budget Requests
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    Financial Regulatory Agencies Fiscal Year 2018 Budgets

    The chairs of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) testified at a hearing on their agencies' respective fiscal year 2018 budget requests. SEC Chair…

    317 views
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