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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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    Senate Session

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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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    Defense Department 2013 Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey testified on the 2013 military budget. Secretary Panetta defended proposed cuts of $487 billion over…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Threats to National Security

    James Clapper and Lieutenant General Roland Burgess testified on global threats to U.S. national security. Topics included the possibility than bombings in Syria were linked to al…

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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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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative 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

    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

    The Senate voted on Democrat and Republican tax cut proposals. 

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    Senate Session

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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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    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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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

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

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    Ambassador to India Nominee Hearing

    Nancy J. Powell testified about her nomination to be U.S. ambassador to India. If confirmed, she would be the first woman ambassador to India.

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