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    Senator Mikulski on Emergency Spending Bill

    Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) announced a $3.5 billion emergency supplemental spending bill. It included $2.7 billion for unaccompanied children crossing the border, $615 million to…

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    Senator Bernie Sanders on Veterans Affairs Bill

    Veterans' Affairs Committee Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT) came to the Senate floor to talk about negotiations on a bill to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). He also touched on…

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    Carolyn Phenicie on Federal Student Loans

    Carolyn Phenicie talked about two higher-education bills involving federal students loans.

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    National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Report

    Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton shared their reflections on the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks and its report, and why the comission’s recommendations were implemented. They…

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    Congress and National Security

    Panelists talked about congressional oversight of the Homeland Security Department. Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge called the current oversight committee structure…

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    James Clapper on National Security

    James Clapper talked about the intelligence and national security. The director of national intelligence said the intelligence community was facing a “perfect storm”…

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    Cruise Passenger Safety

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee met to discuss the “Cruise Passenger Protection Act.” The hearing examined the safety and security benefits of the…

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    Oversight Hearing on "Indian Gaming: The Next 25 Years"

    An oversight hearing to examine Indian gaming, focusing on the next 25 years.

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Marie Harf briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international issues. 

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    House Session

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules, including legislation to prevent human trafficking, and was expected to work on a bill to direct the Department of Education…

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    Iraq Violence and Politics

    State and Defense Departments officials testified about the dominance of the militant group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) in ongoing violence and terrorism in Iraq. Brett…

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    Internal Revenue Service Oversight

    Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) response to congressional oversight and…

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    Dodd-Frank Act and Financial Regulatory Policy

    Witnesses testified on the effects of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on the financial services industry, consumers, and American competitiveness since its…

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    Morning Hour

    The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics.

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    School Lunch Programs

    Nutrition experts testified on school lunch programs across the U.S. and potential changes to strengthen the delivery and quality of those programs.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on S. 2569, a bill that would provide tax incentives for businesses to bring offshore jobs back to the U.S. At 11 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time they were expected to…

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    Carbon Pollution Standards for Power Plants

    Administrator Gina McCarthy testified n the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon pollution standards for existing power plants.

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    Destruction of Syria's Chemical Weapons

    Bucky McMahon talked about his July 2014 Popular Mechanics article, “The Neutralizer,” on the technology invented to destroy Syria’s cache of chemical weapons. This…

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    Veterans Affairs Department Reform

    Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), a member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, talked about the future of the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) as Senate hearings to confirm Robert…

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    Intelligence Gathering on Foreign Conflicts

    Representative Jim Himes (D-CT), a member of the House Intelligence and Financial Services committees, talked about foreign intelligence gathering during times of war and his housing…

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