Banned from speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate during the nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) met with civil rights leaders and other Democrats right outside the Senate floor. Warren suggested everyone re-read the 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King urging the Senate to reject Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination as a federal judge.
Senate Democrats present a $1 trillion infrastructure bill for the nation's roads, airports, bridges and seaports, which they say would create 15 million jobs over 10 years. Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) called on President Trump to follow through on his campaign promise to invest in infrastructure and back their proposal.
Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS), President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for director of the Central Intelligence Agency, testified on Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Pompeo lists an aggressive Russia as one of the multiple challenges facing the U.S. during his confirmation hearing.
Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday took turns questioning top intelligence officials, who say investigative agencies found compelling evidence of Russian cyber-hacking throughout the 2016 election cycle.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-AL, testified on Tuesday at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination for attorney general in the Donald Trump administration. "I can be trusted to do what I say I will do," Sessions said. Protesters shouted him down twice during opening remarks.
Democratic leaders from both the Senate and House met with President Barack Obama on Wednesday to discuss the future of his signature healthcare law. "They're like the dog who caught the bus," said Schumer of his Republican colleagues who are vowing to immediately repeal the Affordable Care Act. "They can repeal, but they have nothing to put in its place and that means so many good things go away."
Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Wednesday discussed plans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's controversial health care law. Pence was on Capitol Hill to meet with Republican congressional leaders to discuss strategy.
House Speaker Paul Ryan stops Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall's youngest son, Cal Marshall, from dabbing during the ceremonial swearing-in of members of the 115th Congress and their families on Tuesday. According to Rep. Marshall's twitter, his son has been grounded.
Speaker Paul Ryan urges House members to seize opportunities provided by a “unified government” during a speech to the 115th Congress. He was re-elected as Speaker of the House on Tuesday.
Democratic opponents of a popular water projects bill, led by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., showed no signs of giving up during Friday's filibuster before the three week congressional holiday, blasting provisions to divert more water to corporate farmers.
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