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U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from all members of the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate as well as the House and Senate leadership and House and Senate committees.

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Rep. Moore Assists Planned Parenthood in Delivering Nearly 90,000 Petitions to Speaker Ryan
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 -- Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., issued the following news release:

In response to comments by Speaker Paul Ryan to defund Planned Parenthood as part of his plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a large group of volunteers visited the Speaker's office last week to deliver nearly 90,000 petitions in opposition to the Republican-led effort. When the volunteers arrived at the Speaker Ryan's office, they were met by Capitol Police and a locked door.

With few options before them, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) opened her doors to these volunteers and offered to assist in the ... Show Full Article

Two Trump Nominees Confirmed by U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of two individuals for positions in the Trump Administration on Jan. 20:

James Mattis, of Washington, to be Secretary of Defense.

John F. Kelly, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Homeland Security.

Senate Schedules Nine Committee Hearings for Jan. 24
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- The Senate scheduled nine committee hearings for Jan. 24:

*Armed Services:

To examine the defense budget for fiscal year 2018 and onwards.

*Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs:

To consider committee rules, subcommittee assignments, an original resolution authorizing expenditures by the committee during the 115th Congress, and the nomination of Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., of Florida, to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

*Budget:

To examine the nomination of Mick Mulvaney, of South Carolina, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

*Commerce, ... Show Full Article

Sen. Cortez Masto Issues Statement Supporting Women's March on Washington
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- The office of Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., issued the following statement in support of the Women's March on Washington:

"By using our voices and being a part of this historic march, we are reminding those who dare threaten our families and communities that we will not stand idle if our rights, health, or safety are at risk.

"I am proudly marching today in honor of my mother and grandmothers, and to remind young women and girls the most important lesson they taught me: never let your gender, age, race, or background stand in the way from going after what you ... Show Full Article

House Schedules Five Committee Hearings for Jan. 24
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- The U.S. House of Representatives scheduled five committee hearings for Jan. 24:

*Budget: Full Committee

- Organizational meeting for the 115th Congress;

- "The Failures of Obamacare Harmful Effects and Broken Promises".

*Foreign Affairs: Full Committee

Organizational meeting for the 115th Congress.

*Judiciary: Full Committee

Organizational meeting for the 115th Congress.

*Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee

Organizational meeting for the 115th Congress.

*Ways and Means:

Subcommittee on Oversight:

- Organizational meeting for ... Show Full Article

House Schedules Committee Hearing for Jan. 23
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- The U.S. House of Representatives scheduled one committee hearing for Jan. 23:

*Rules: Full Committee

H.R. 7, the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017".

26 Trump Nominees Received by U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 -- The U.S. Senate received the nomination of 26 individuals for positions in the Trump Administration on Jan. 20:

Rex W. Tillerson, of Texas, to be Secretary of State.

Steven T. Mnuchin, of California, to be Secretary of the Treasury.

Steven T. Mnuchin, of California, to be United States Governor of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, United States Governor of the African Development Fund, and United States Governor of the Asian Development Bank.

Steven T. Mnuchin, of California, to be United States Governor of the International Monetary Fund, ... Show Full Article