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    Internal Revenue Service Data Theft

    Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen and Inspector General for Tax Administration Russell George testified on the recent data theft that compromised the private information of over 100,000 taxpayers.

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    Amtrak Derailment

    Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Railroad Administration, Amtrak, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen testified on the May 2015 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight people.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate passed H.R. 2048, the USA FREEDOM Act,67-32, which makes changes to National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance provisions under the PATRIOT act that expired on June 1. All amendments failed; thus, the bill went to President Obama to sign.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest responded to reporters' questions on a variety of topics, including proposed amendments to the USA FREEDOM Act, U.S. military efforts in Iraq, Iran’s nuclear program, and reports of Transportation Security Agency (TSA) failures.

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    Florida Economic Growth Summit

    Governors Scott Walker (R-WI), Chris Christie (R-NJ) and Bobby Jindal (R-LA), Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), and former Governors Jeb Bush (R-FL), Rick Perry (R-TX) and Mike Huckabee (R-AR) were among the speakers at the Florida Economic Growth Summit in Orlando.

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    Takata Air Bag Recall

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on concerns that air bags made by Japanese auto supplier Takata could deploy too forcefully, thus spraying metal fragments inside the vehicle. In May 2015, the company expanded its recall in the U.S. to more than 30 million cara. The recall affected 10 automakers, including Honda, Toyota, Ford, and General Motors.

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    Quadrennial Energy Review

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz testified at a hearing on the Obama administration’s first quadrennial energy review. The report provided policy recommendations for modernizing U.S. energy infrastructure and called for billions of dollars in federal spending to improve pipelines, electric grids, transmission lines, and energy storage capacity.

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    Senator Lindsey Graham Presidential Campaign Announcement

    Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) announced in his hometown of Central, South Carolina, that he would seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate took up H.R. 2048, the USA FREEDOM Act, which makes changes to expired PATRIOT Act provisions dealing with government surveillance and data collection.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of subjects, include the passing of Beau Biden on Saturday and the failure of the Senate on Sunday to re-authorize the National Security Agency’s (NSA) bulk data collection surveillance programs.