607,227Mar 26, 2009
Senate Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Markup, Part 1
In the first of three parts of the continuation of the previous day’s markup hearing, members debated budget policy and offered amendments as the Senate Budget Committee met to mark up the ...
189,148Mar 4, 2009
Senate Committee Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Overview
Treasury Secretary Geithner gave an overview of President Obama’s budget proposals for fiscal year 2010. He spoke about the projected budget deficit of $1.8 trillion in fiscal 2009, saying ...
169,633Jan 11, 2007
U.S. Policy Toward Iraq
Secretary Rice testified about the Bush administration’s latest Iraq policy and plans to add 21,500 troops to the forces stationed in Iraq in an effort to bring greater security to the ...
119,975Jul 15, 2009
Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing, Day 3, Part 1
The Senate Judiciary Committee held its third day of hearings on the appointment of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice David ...
88,610Jun 28, 2011
Senior Military Commander Nominees
The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing for several military commanders. The commander chosen to replace General David Petraeus in Afghanistan was Lieutenant General ...
87,126Mar 7, 2013
Gun Control Legislation Markup
The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill on gun trafficking largely along party lines. The legislation would toughen penalties for those who buy guns for people who cannot legally own ...
68,227Jun 30, 2010
Kagan Confirmation Hearing, Day 3, Part 1
The Senate Judiciary Committee held its third day of hearings on the appointment of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens. Senators ...
63,925Feb 12, 2013
Vote on Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense
The Senate Armed Services Committee approved the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense by a 14-11 margin. All 14 Democrats supported the nomination, and 11 Republicans ...
63,272Apr 27, 2010
Investment Banks and the Financial Crisis, Goldman Sachs Chair and CEO
Lloyd Blankfein testified about investment and trading activities of Goldman Sachs and other investment banks involving residential mortgage based securities and related products. In sometimes ...
61,710Jul 28, 2009
Vote on Judge Sotomayor Confirmation
Committee members spoke about the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court and their opposition or support for her confirmation. Following their statements committee ...
61,548Sep 15, 1987
Bork Nomination Day 1, Part 1
The committee begins hearings on the nomination of Judge Robert Bork to be associate justice of the Supreme Court. Former President Ford, Senators Dole and Danforth, and Congressman Fish ...
48,592May 10, 2011
Mobile Technology and Privacy, Industry and Consumer Officials
Industry representatives and consumer advocates testified on privacy issues surrounding smartphones, tablets and other mobile technologies. They focused on reports revealing that Apple’s ...
43,670Sep 16, 2010
White House Budget Director Confirmation Hearing
The Senate Budget Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Jacob Lew to be director, Office of Management and Budget. Senators questions focused on several issues related to ...
43,650Dec 8, 2009
Afghanistan Strategy Assessment
General Stanley McChrystal and Ambassador Karl Eikenberry testified about plans to send an additional 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan and subsequent goals to begin reducing troop levels beginning ...
40,195Oct 5, 2011
Constitutional Role of Judges
Justices Breyer and Scalia testified on the role of judges in the American republic and democratic systems within the U.S. Question topics included the politicization of the judicial confirmation ...
38,491Jan 23, 2013
Senate Hearing on Benghazi Consulate Attack
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. During her testimony, she choked up as she spoke of comforting the ...
37,191Jul 16, 2009
Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing, Day 4, Part 1
The Senate Judiciary Committee held its fourth day of hearings on the appointment of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice David ...
32,402Feb 2, 2011
Constitutionality of Health Care Law
Witnesses testified about the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law. The hearing took place two days after U.S. District Court judge Roger Vinson ruled the law was ...
27,551Jan 25, 2001
Mr. Greenspan testified about the state of the economy, saying that growth had stagnated. He also said that interest rates might be lowered, modest tax cuts could help stimulate the ...
27,281Jan 31, 2012
Threats to U.S. National Security
Intelligence leaders testified at an annual hearing about security threats facing the U.S. at home and abroad. Among the issues they discussed were al-Qaida, Iran, Pakistan, and cyber ...
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