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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Mark Toner briefed reporters and responded to questions on a range of international topics.

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    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) spoke to reporters to review the past seven months of Republican control of the Senate, and to outline their party’s legislative priorities.

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    Senator Mitch McConnell on Highway Funding

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke with reporters and responded to questions on highway funding legislation being considered by the Senate. 

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    House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) held her weekly legislative press briefing.

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    Senator Bernie Sanders Remarks on the Economy

    Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) took part in an interview hosted by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He answered questions concerning the economy, immigration, race relations, and issues affecting the Latino community. He also discussed his chances of winning the Democratic nomination and vowed not to run as a third-party candidate in the 2016 presidential election.

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    Veterans Affairs Whistleblower Claims

    The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs held a hearing to review claims of retaliation against whistleblowers at the Veteran Affairs (VA) Department. The first panel comprised doctors who reported problems they encountered spoke about their experiences. In the second panel, the VA deputy inspector general spoke about actions her office was taking to address whistleblower claims. Carolyn Lerner of the Office of Special Counsel talked about her work to represent whistleblowers who had made claims with her office.