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  • Concerns Raised About Presidents Stability at Nuclear Weapons Authority Hearing
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    Nuclear Weapons Authority

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing to consider the rules and guidelines for the authority to order the use of nuclear weapons. Members considered the conditions under…

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  • US Senate Debates Assistant Labor Secretary Nomination
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed the nominations of David Zatezalo to be assistant labor secretary for mine safety and health and Mark Esper for secretary of the Army.

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  • US Senate Debates Executive Nominations
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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved the nomination of Peter Robb to be general counsel pf the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Members also voted to limit debate on the nomination of William Wehrum…

    609 views
  • US Senate Continues Debate on Nominations
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued work on several nominations.

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  • Secretaries Tillerson and Mattis Opposed to Limits on New War Authorization
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    Authorization for Use of Military Force

    Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the authorization for use of military force (AUMF). They told the…

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  • US Senate Debates Judicial Nominations
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Joan Larsen as a judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Members also voted to limit debate on Allison Eid’s nomination for judge in the Tenth Circuit Court of…

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  • US Senate Votes 5543 on Amy Coney Barrett to Seventh Circuit Nomination
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 55-43 to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to be U.S. circuit judge for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

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  • US Senate Debates Judicial Nomination
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Scott Palk to be a district judge for the Western District of Oklahoma.

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  • US Senate Takes Up Judicial Nominations
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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on Scott Palk’s nomination to be a district judge for the Western District of Oklahoma.

    826 views
  • US Senate Approves Disaster Relief Bill
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate passed a $36.5 billion emergency supplemental disaster aid in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and wildfires in California. Lawmakers also voted to invalidate a…

    8,571 views
  • Hearing Focuses on Food for Peace Program Modernization
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    Food for Peace Program

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Food for Peace program, as well as on ways to distribute food aid more effectively around the…

    265 views
  • Senators Merkley Rubio and Murray Debate Budget Resolution
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    Senators on Republican Budget Resolution and Tax Reform

    Senators Merkley (D-OR), Rubio (R-FL), and Murray (D-WA) talked about the Republican fiscal year budget resolution and tax reform plan. Senator Merkley focused on provisions cutting…

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  • US Senate Considers GOP Budget Resolution
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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on the fiscal year 2018 budget resolution.

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  • Senate Budget Committee Marks Up Budget Resolution
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    Senate Budget Resolution Markup, Part 1

    The Senate Budget Committee continued its markup of its version of a fiscal year 2018 federal budget. The legislation lays the groundwork for Republicans to advance their tax bill through…

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  • Senate Budget Resolution Markup Part 2
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    Senate Budget Resolution Markup, Part 2

    After returning from a break for floor votes, the Senate Budget Committee continued its markup of its version of a fiscal year 2018 federal budget. The legislation lays the groundwork for…

    441 views
  • US Senate Debates Federal Reserve Board Nomination
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed the nominations of Lee Cissna to be director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and Randal Quarles to be a member and vice chair of the Federal Reserve…

    607 views
  • US Senate Debates Executive Branch Nominations
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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on several nominations, including Eric Hargan to be deputy Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary and Lee Cissna to be director of U.S. Citizenship and…

    431 views
  • Senate Democratic Leaders Brief Reporters
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    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Following their weekly caucus lunch, Senate Democratic leaders spoke with reporters about their legislative agenda.

    258 views
  • Forest Management and Wildfires
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    Forest Management and Wildfires

    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on forest management techniques to mitigate wildfires. Forest management experts testified on the negative effects of…

    300 views
  • US Senate Confirms Jon Huntsman as Russia Ambassador
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Ralph Erickson to be a judge on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and voted to limit debate and advance the nomination of FCC Chair Ajit Pai for another five-year…

    734 views
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