The Senate on Friday voted to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve as the 113th justice on the Supreme Court. Gorsuch takes the place of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died more than a year ago.
Senate Republicans on Thursday deployed the so-called “nuclear option” by voting to change longstanding rules to allow the Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch to advance with a simple majority vote. The move bypassed a Democratic filibuster set forth by an earlier vote.
House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Nunes (R-Calif.) blindsided ranking member Rep. Schiff (D-Calif.) with the announcement that he was canceling open hearings with FBI director James Comey over the inquiry into Russian involvement with the 2016 election.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in her weekly press conference, said President Donald Trump and House Republicans have made a mistake in trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act on the anniversary of its passage.
Acting Navy Secretary Sean Stackley, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller and Marine Corps Sergeant Major Ronald Green deliver opening remarks at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday. The hearing stems from allegations that service members posted nude photos of colleagues to a private Facebook group.
Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) during a heated exchange questions Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller on the disciplinary actions Marines involved in the Facebook photo scandal could face during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday. The hearing is part of an investigation into nude photographs of female Marines that were shared on the "Marines United" Facebook page.
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.
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