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    U.S. Strategy Against Terrorists

    Secretary of State John Kerry testified at a Senate Foreign Relation Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating the Islamic State* militant group. He had just returned from a…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate held votes to confirm the following nominations: Jeffery Baran and Stephen Burns were confirmed by roll call to be members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Voice votes on:…

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    Secretary Hagel and General Dempsey on ISIS Threat

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on President Obama’s strategy for combating ISIS* militants. Secretary Hagel outlined the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business, with members allowed to speak on a range of issues. The Senate voted on nominations, followed by a vote to begin debate on a…

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    Iran Nuclear Negotiations

    Obama administration officials and academics testified on the status of nuclear negotiations between the U.S. and five other global powers (P5+1) with Iran. A July 20th, 2014, deadline…

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    Iraq Violence and Politics

    State and Defense Department officials, a former CIA analyst, and a former U.S. ambassador to Iraq testified about the dominance of the militant group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)…

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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.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated S. 2244, a bill to reauthorize the terrorism risk insurance program for seven years.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed 53-44 the nomination of Ronnie L. White to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. Members voted to block consideration of S. 2578, a bill to…

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    Emergency Funding for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Witnesses testified on President Obama’s request for emergency funds to deal with the flood of migrant children from Central America at the U.S. border. The respective…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened with a period of morning business. Senators confirmed 75-22 Shawn Donovan for director of the Office of Management.

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    Developments in Russia and Ukraine

    Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland was among a panel of witnesses testifying on U.S. efforts to de-escalate tensions in the Russia-Ukraine…

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    European Energy Reliance on Russia

    State Department officials and scholars testified at a hearing on Europe’s energy reliance on Russia. Other topics included U.S. and EU roles in strengthening Ukraine and helping…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session

    Following a period of morning business, the Senate voted on a motion to invoke cloture for several judicial nominations.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened and proceeded to a vote on the confirmation of M. Hannah Lauck to be U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. At noon they held two more confirmation…

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    Ukrainian Presidential Election

    Witnesses testified on the ongoing situation in Ukraine following the country’s May 25, 2014, presidential election. They offered policy recommendations, and urged additional…

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    Militant Islam in Africa

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs hearing about U.S. policy following the abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls by the Islamist militant group…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate held a roll call vote to confirm the nomination of Robin Rosenbaum to be a U.S. circuit judge for the Eleventh Circuit. The…

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