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  • Rally Against Senate Republican Health Care Proposal
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    Rally Against Senate Republican Health Care Proposal

    Democratic senators spoke at a rally on Capitol Hill to oppose the latest Senate Republican health care proposal, sponsored by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA).…

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  • US Senate Democrats Debate GrahamCassidy Health Care Bill
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    Senate Session

    The Senate by a 89-8 vote passed the fiscal year Defense Programs Authorization bill (H.R. 2810). Democratic senators spoke against a new block grant health care bill being proposed by…

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  • US Senate Debates Defense Authorization Bill
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    Senate Session

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  • Senator Sanders Unveils Medicare for All Bill
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    Senator Sanders News Conference on Single-Payer Health Insurance

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and other supporters of single-payer health care announced the introduction of the Medicare for All Act of 2017. Senator Sanders said the bill has the backing…

    5,404 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…

    420 views
  • US Senate Approves Harvey Disaster Relief Package
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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved the House-passed emergency supplemental spending bill for the relief and recovery effort in Texas and Louisiana. The measure included a three-month debt hike and…

    1,063 views
  • Senate Democrats Discuss Presidents DACA Decision
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    Senate Session, Part 3

    Senate Democrats spoke about the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA deferred the deportation…

    510 views
  • US Senate Takes Up NLRB Nomination
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    Senate Session

    The Senate by a 50-48 vote confirmed Marvin Kaplan to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a five-year term.

    563 views
  • Vatican Nominee Callista Gingrich Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    State Department Nominations

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing for the nomination of four candidates for State Department positions. The nominees were Callista Gingrich to be U.S. ambassador to the…

    1,878 views
  • US Senate Confirms Christopher Wray as FBI Director
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 92-5 to confirm the nomination of Christopher Wray to be director of the FBI. Members also rconfirmed the nomination of Kevin Newsom to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the…

    808 views
  • 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.

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  • Congressional Democrats Health Care Rally
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    Congressional Democrats Health Care Rally

    Congressional Democrats held an impromptu rally after the Senate voted 51-50 in favor of a motion to proceed to health care legislation. All Democrats and Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan…

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  • Senate Democrats React to Health Care Procedural Vote
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    Senate Democrats' Reaction to Health Care Vote

    Senate Democrats reacted to the Senate 51-50 vote in favor of a motion to proceed to health care legislation. All Democrats and Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME) voted…

    594 views
  • Senators Oppose Amendment to Repeal and Replace Health Care Law
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 51-50 on a motion to proceed to health care legislation. All Democrats and Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME) voted “no,” with Vice President Mike…

    13,292 views
  • US Senate Debates Deputy Interior Secretary Nomination
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed David Bernhardt to be deputy secretary of the Department of the Interior. Democrats spoke about their opposition to Republican efforts to repeal and replace the…

    1,148 views
  • US Senate Debates Judicial Nomination
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on judicial nominations.

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  • US Senate Debates Judicial Nomination
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate advanced the nomination of John Bush to be a judge on the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

    472 views
  • FDA Administrator Testifies on FY 2018 Budget
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    FDA Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

    Commissioner Scott Gottlieb testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 Food and Drug Administration budget request. The budget proposes cutting…

    1,072 views
  • US Senate Votes on Nominations
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed by a 100-0 vote David Nye’s nomination to be U.S. district judge for the District of Idaho. Members also to voted 89-11 to limit debate on the nomination of William…

    1,232 views
  • US Senate Debates Judicial Nomination
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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on the nomination of David Nye to be U.S. district judge for the District of Idaho.

    621 views
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