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    Senators on Veterans Affairs Nominee Robert McDonald

    Senators spoke on the floor in support of the nomination of Robert McDonald to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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    Senators on Amendment to Highway Bill

    Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke in opposition to how the Highway Trust Fund extension was being paid for, a proposal known as “pension smoothing.” They offered an amendment that would strip ‘pension smoothing’ from the bill and reduce the funding extension to the end of the year.

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    Border Security Spending

    Tamar Hallerman talked about some of the details of the House emergency supplemental bill on border security, including its differences from the Senate bill and President Obama’s request.

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    House Republican Lawsuit Against President Obama

    Mike Lillis talked about a House Republican resolution authorizing a lawsuit against President Obama, and impeachment efforts in Congress.

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    Truck Safety

    Regulators, safety advocates, and industry representatives testified on ways to improve freight truck safety on U.S. roads.

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    Ambassador Nominations

    John Tefft and Donald Heflin testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about their qualifications to represent the U.S. as ambassadors to Russia and Cape Verde respectively. In a separate panel, the committee also heard from the nominees to be deputy United Nations ambassador, and ambassadors to Costa Rica and Brunei.

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    Meeting on Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors

    Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus convened a meeting on humanitarian concerns surrounding the flood of unaccompanied Central American immigrant children crossing the Mexico border into the U.S. Three children and four experts testified.

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Rear Admiral John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of military-related issues.

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jen Psaki briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international issues, including Secretary of State John Kerry’s meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin.

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    Senate Minority Leader McConnell on Veterans' Health Care

    Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke on the Senate floor about veterans health care, and the bipartisan, bicameral bill crafted by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representative Jeff Miller (R-FL) to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

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