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    Trade Policy

    U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman appeared before the Senate Finance Committee to answer questions on President Obama’s trade policy agenda. Much of the discussion focused…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. Senators rejected a motion on a substitute amendment authored by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK); 60 votes were needed. Senators…

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    Jobs and the Economy

    Former Michigan Governor John Engler and two economics professors testified on the state of the economy and unemployment. They said the economy was stronger, but slow growth and…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate was in a period of morning business. Time was being devoted to Keystone XL pipeline legislation, which was introduced on Monday by Senator John Hoeven (R-ND).

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    Senator Ben Cardin on U.S.-Cuba Relations

    Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) was interviewed by Chris Wallace via remote video for “Fox News Sunday.” He talked about the change in relations with Cuba.

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    Retirement Savings Policy

    Witnesses, including tax and retirement policy experts, talked about the gap between how much Americans were saving for retirement and savings needed after retirement. Suggested…

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    Senators Mikulski and Cardin on U.S.-Cuba Policy Changes

    Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) briefed reporters following the release of American Alan Gross, who was imprisoned in Cuba for five years on espionage charges. They…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate considered nominations and a terrorism insurance bill. Earlier, it cleared H.R. 5571, a bill extending certain tax breaks…

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    Foreign Relations Legislation Markup

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee met to mark up a bill that would authorize limited military force against ISIS for three years. It also permits the use of ground forces in certain…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on a $577 billion defense spending bill, nominations, and a $1.1 trillion spending deal approved by the House on December 11th. Senator Cruz (R-TX) raised a…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate cleared, by unanimous consent, a resolution continuing current federal funding for two days, giving the chamber time to debate H.R. 83, the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill,…

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    Use of Military Force Against ISIL

    Secretary of State John Kerry testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the use of military force against so-called Islamic State* militants. Secretary Kerry said a…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate took three roll call votes on President Obama’s nominees for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Advanced Research Projects…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business, with senators permitted to speak on any topic and introduce bills. Later, they voted on several of President Obama’s…

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    President's Executive Action on Immigration and Efforts to End Racial Profiling

    Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) talked about President Obama’s executive action on immigration and the administration’s efforts to stop racial profiling following the August 9…

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    Bicentennial of the National Anthem

    Vice President Biden, Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD) and others spoke at an event commemorating the 200th anniversary of the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators allowed to speak on a variety of topics. Earlier, Senators voted on a series of judicial and executive nominations.

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    Deputy Secretary of State Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing to consider President Obama’s nomination of Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken to serve as deputy secretary of…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate began debate on S. 2280, a bill sponsored by Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) to approve the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

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    Senator Cardin on Combating Terrorists

    Senate Foreign Relations Committee Member Ben Cardin (D-MD) spoke to reporters after attending a closed-door hearing on the threat from the co-called Islamic State. br/ The Islamic State…

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