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    Senator Jim Webb Farewell Speech

    Retiring Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) gave his farewell address on the Senate floor.

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    Senate Session

    The U.S. Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate passed H. R. 6156; A bill to authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The U.S. Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Afghanistan War Commander Nomination

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the pending nomination of General Joseph Dunford to lead the war in Afghanistan. Topics included war planning, troop levels, safe…

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    Vice President Biden Campaign Event in Sterling, Virginia

    Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill spoke at an Obama campaign event at the Heritage Farm Museum in Sterling, Virginia, on the day before the election. He was critical of…

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    Senate Pro Forma Session

    The U.S. Senate convened in a pro forma session.

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    Senate Pro Forma Session

    The U.S. Senate convened in a pro forma session.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted on Democrat and Republican tax cut proposals. 

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    Senate Session

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    Law of the Sea Treaty, Military Leaders

    Military branch leaders testified on the United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty, an international convention that sets rules for maritime travel and commerce. The treaty establishes a…

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    Senate Session

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    Wartime Contracting Reform

    Witnesses testified about proposed legislation to overhaul the federal government’s planning, management, and oversight of wartime-support contracting. A recent report found as…

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    Military Operations in Afghanistan

    General John Allen and Undersecretary James Miller testified on operations in Afghanistan. Among the topics they addressed were force levels in the country, tensions between the U.S.…

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    Violence and Political Unrest in Syria

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey testified on the violence in Syria. Several committee members pressed for military action against the forces of…

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    U.S. Military Operations in the Middle East

    Witnesses testified on the U.S. Central and Special Operations Command fiscal year 2013 budget. They focused on political unrest and violence in Syria, Iran’s nuclear program and…

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    Syrian Political Unrest and Violence

    State Department officials testified political unrest and government actions against the civilian population in Syria. They told committee members that the regime of President Assad…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of the transportation bill. They also debate the Blunt (R-MO) contraception amendment to the…

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    State Department Fiscal Year 2013 Budget

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified on her department’s fiscal year 2013 budget request. She answered questions on Russia entering the World Trade Organization, Egypt,…

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