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    Senate Session

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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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    Senate Pro Forma Session

    The Senate convened for a pro forma session.

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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

    The Senate convened for legislative business. Senators confirmed John Bass to be U.S. ambassador to Turkey by roll call vote and other nominees by voice vote. Senators spoke on a…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

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

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    Bicentennial of the National Anthem

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

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    U.S. Senate

    The Senate debated on amending the Constitution to allow for curbing election spending. The Senate voted 73-25 to proceed to the S. 2199, the Paycheck Fairness Act, which deals with…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Senators spoke on a variety of topics.

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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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    Social Security Commissioner Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on confirming the nomination of Carolyn Watts Colvin to be commissioner of the Social Security Administration. Ms. Colvin, who had been…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on a $3.6 billion emergency supplemental spending bill, which included $2.7 billion to deal with southern border issues, $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 2569, the Bring Jobs Home Act, a bill that would provide tax incentives for businesses to bring offshore jobs back to the U.S.

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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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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on the nomination of Robert McDonald for secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. His nomination was confirmed with a 97-0 vote. After debate on…

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    National Leadership Assembly for Israel

    Members of Congress and the Obama administration and other dignitaries spoke at a gathering of the nation’s largest Jewish organizations and communities. The “National…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on the nomination of Pamela Harris to be district judge for the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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    Senators on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    A bipartisan group of senators announced a resolution concerning a cease-fire in the Middle East to halt the fighting in Gaza. It urges the Obama administration to guarantee that any…

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