President Reagan's nominee for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Robert Bork, found his nomination defeated in the Senate. His name subsequently became a verb, meaning 'to attack or defeat a nominee unfairly through an organized campaign of harsh public criticism or vilification'.
After a nomination process that culminated in a public FBI investigation, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed largely along party lines 50-48.
The Senate's attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act narrowly failed due to a surprise defection by Sen. John McCain
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Visualize the 115th House of Representatives and its members, compare it with the past