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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed consideration of a six-year highway and transit funding bill.

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    House and Senate Highway Funding Bills

    Kellie Mejdrich talked by video from Capitol Hill about the differences between House and Senate highway and transit funding bills. The House passed a short-term funding bill, and a…

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    Senators React to House Decision on Highway Bill

    Senators Durbin (D-IL), Whitehouse (D-RI), and Inhofe (R-OK) spoke about the Highway Funding bill, and expressed their disappointment with the House’s decision to not take up the…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed consideration of a six-year highway and mass transit funding bill.

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    Ray LaHood on the Highway Trust Fund

    Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood talked about the role of the Highway Trust Fund and efforts to fund it before it runs out of money at the end of the month. He also discussed…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “What are the transportation infrastructure needs in your community?”

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    Investments in Science and Innovation

    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) held a forum on strengthening investments in scientific research as a way to grow the economy and create…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following any leadership remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to speak on any topic.  The Senate resumed debate on a highway funding bill.

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    Highway Trust Fund

    Bud Wright talked about the role of the highway trust fund and legislative efforts to fund it before it runs out of money at the end July.

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    Hemp Growing in the U.S.

    Christopher Abernathy talked about how, why, and where hemp has been grown in the U.S. He was interviewed at the Organization of American Historians 2015 annual meeting in St. Louis,…

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    Newsmakers with Representative Harold Rogers

    House Appropriations Committee Chair Harold Rogers (R-KY) talked about the appropriations process, which had become increasingly encumbered by partisanship in recent years, and the…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “What’s the best way to improve public transportation?” Jodi Schneider, speaking by phone, previewed the…

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    History of Computers and Hacking

    Lawrence Kaplan talked about the history of computers and the emergence of hackers, and the governments' response to computer abuses. He spoke about the use of the first government…

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    Book Discussion on American Dreams

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) appeared at FreedomFest in Las Vegas to discuss his book, American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone. FreedomFest is the largest libertarian…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about the importance of a bipartisan bill for long-term highway and transportation funding.

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about progress made in making the financial system safer and more fair. That week was the fifth anniversary of President…

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    Fifth Anniversary of Dodd-Frank Financial Regulatory Law

    Norbert Michel and Julia Gordon talked about the fifth anniversary of President Obama signing the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform and Consumer Protection Act on July 21, 2010. The law was an…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “Your Thoughts on Wall Street?” That week was the fifth…

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    Senate Highway Funding Bill

    Manu Raju talked by telephone about the status of the Senate highway funding bill that would be voted on that coming Sunday and the differing House version. He also discussed the…

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    Senate Leader McConnell on Transportation Bill

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) explained the amendment tree that he filed on a bill for a multi-year extension of the Highway Trust Fund. He filed cloture on the bill…

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