06/18/2016

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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the chairman of the Senate Armed Forces Committee, waits to address reporters as the Senate votes on defense spending. McCain’s amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act passed overwhelmingly. But a related, integral appropriations bill failed due to Democratic objections over the mechanisms used to fund the Pentagon as well as the continuation of sequestration caps on discretionary spending. (The Hill)

06/18/2016

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Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) holds her weekly press conference as the House begins a series of votes on the Obama Administration’s request for fast-track authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. A week earlier, Pelosi and a majority of Democrats were successful in blocking the trade bills, but Republicans pushed forward in their efforts to get legislation to President Obama’s desk. (The Hill)