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President Joe Biden threw his significant political weight this week behind an effort to reform the Senate's filibuster process, telling ABC's George Stephanopoulos that "you have to do it what it used to be when I first got to the Senate back in the old days. You had to stand up and command the floor, you had to keep talking." ...
Veteran diplomat William J. Burns won confirmation after Sen. Ted Cruz lifted a hold on the nomination. ...
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on gun violence prevention that was scheduled before the shootings in the Atlanta area and Boulder, Colo. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., opened the hearing by condemning an "epidemic" of gun violence. NBC's Garrett Haake reports from Capitol Hill. ...
The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to confirm President Joe Biden's nominee, Isabel Guzman, to lead the Small Business Administration. ...

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