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Mccain-022717.jpg President Donald Trump's first budget proposal calls for a $54 billion increase in defense spending, but Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., argued Monday that even more is needed. McCain, the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, noted Trump's defense budget request for $603 billion would be...

boehner-022317.jpg Former House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has suggested Congressional Republicans can make fixes to Obamacare but downplayed talk of a full repeal of the healthcare reform law. According to Politico, Boehner told a healthcare conference in Orlando the idea that a repeal-and-replace plan would blitz...

KirstenGillibrand-022217.jpg Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has predicted Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed but suggested it may require Republicans changing Senate rules. "Ultimately, yeah, I believe he will be," Gillibrand said when asked if Gorsuch will be confirmed in an interview with New...

MitchMcConnell-021717.jpg Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., has expressed strong support for President Donald Trump's policies even though he is not a fan of the president's frequent use of Twitter. "I've been pretty candid with him and all of you that I'm not a great fan of daily tweets," McConnell said at a press conference on Friday.

ScottPruitt-021717.jpg President Donald Trump's controversial nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency was confirmed by the Senate on Friday. The Senate voted 52 to 46 in favor of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt's nomination as EPA Administrator, with the vote largely coming down along party lines.

PaulRyan-021717.jpg Looking to follow through on a key campaign promise, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Republicans plan to introduce legislation to repeal and replace the healthcare reform law known as Obamacare following next week's recess. Ryan told reporters at his weekly press conference on Thursday that...

gorsuch-021617.jpg A hearing on federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court is scheduled to begin on March 20th. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, announced the scheduled start of the hearing on Thursday and said the hearing is expected to last three to four days.

SenChuckGrassley-021617.jpg Leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter to the Justice Department on Wednesday requesting a briefing on the circumstances that led to the recent resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. The letter from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ranking...

MickMulvaney-021517.jpg Congressman Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., was narrowly confirmed by the Senate as President Donald Trump's budget director on Thursday. The Senate voted 51 to 49 in favor of Mulvaney's nomination as Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

JasonChaffetz-021617.jpg House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, declined to investigate former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's communications with Russian officials but has asked for a probe of the leaks that ultimately led to Flynn's resignation.

MickMulvaney-021517.jpg President Donald Trump's nominee for White House budget director cleared a key procedural hurdle in the Senate on Wednesday, but reports suggest he may not have the votes needed to be confirmed. The Senate voted 52 to 48 to limit debate on Congressman Mick Mulvaney's, R-S.C., nomination as Director...

USCapitol-021517.jpg In another move to dismantle Obama-era regulations, the Senate voted Wednesday to strike down a rule seeking to prevent individuals with mental health disorders from purchasing a gun. The Senate voted 57 to 43 in favor of the resolution of disapproval.

AndrewPuzder-021417.jpg A number of Republican Senators remain undecided on Andrew Puzder's nomination as Labor Secretary, raising some questions about whether the fast food executive will ultimately be confirmed. CNN and the Washington Post both reported that Senators Susan Collins, R-Maine, Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Lisa...

LindaMcMahon-021417.jpg Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon was easily confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday as head of the Small Business Administration. The Senate voted 81 to 19 in favor of President Donald Trump's nomination of McMahon as SBA Administrator.

Steven-Mnuchin-021417.jpg Two more of President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees were approved by the Senate in separate votes Monday evening. The Senate voted 53 to 47 in favor of former Goldman Sachs (GS) executive Steven Mnuchin's nomination as Treasury Secretary.

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