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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Senate Republican party leaders briefed reporters on the current legislative agenda. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) touched on negotiations to continue funding the government…

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    Senate Session, Part 3

    The Senate resumed consideration of H.R. 5325, the legislative vehicle for a short-term continuing resolution to fund the federal government past September 30 and avoid a shutdown.

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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters at about their legislative agenda following the weekly caucus luncheons. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Republicans had a very good…

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    Senate Leaders on Heath Care Law

    Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) criticized the health care law, calling it a loosing proposition for citizens. Minority Leader Reid (D-NV) responded by endorsing the law, saying it had…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senator McConnell on the Republican Leader's Suite

    Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gave a tour of some of the oldest rooms in the U.S. Capitol. He spoke about historic events that occurred in what is now the Senate Republican Leader’s Suite,…

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    After Words with Senator Mitch McConnell

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talked about his book The Long Game: A Memoir, in which he discusses his life in politics. He was interviewed by Senator Lamar Alexander…

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    U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell on Henry Clay

    Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke about former Kentucky congressman Henry Clay. Among the topics he addressed were early partisan debates in Congress, the legislative process, and…

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    Republican National Convention, Day 2

    The theme of the second day of the 2016 Republican National Convention was “Make America Work Again.” Speakers included Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ), Donald Trump Jr., and Dr. Ben Carson. Appearing from New York…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed an opioid abuse treatment bill. Members also voted 89-4 in favor of extending Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding to September 30, 2017, and confirmed Carla…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 524, an opioid abuse prevention bill.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate passed a motion to advance an energy policy bill to go to conference with the House of Representatives. Members also gave speeches about the police shooting in Dallas, Texas, and…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed initial debate on H.R. 5293, a Defense spending bill. Members debated climate change. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) said this was his 144th time to talk about the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved a bill to establish voluntary federal labeling standards for genetically modified foods, followed by a procedural vote blocking a defense spending bill. 

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 3100, a bill to block federal funding from “sanctuary cities” that bar local law enforcement officials from cooperating with federal immigration officials.

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    Senate Session, Part 3

    Members gave general speeches and continued post-cloture debate on the House-passed Puerto Rico debt restructuring bill. During general speeches Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate voted 68-32 in favor of advancing the House-passed Puerto Rico debt restructuring bill, which establishes a seven-member oversight board to help the Puerto Rican government…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate began post-cloture debate on the House-passed Puerto Rico debt restructuring bill.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate voted 52-48 to block the conference report for H.R. 2577, the combined transportation and housing spending bill with the military construction-Veterans Affairs spending bill,…

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