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    Federal Prison System

    A panel of advocates and a panel of Justice Department officials testified on the effectiveness of the federal prison system. The first group of witnesses, which included Piper Kerman,…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following any leadership remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to speak on any topic.  The Senate resumed debate on a highway funding bill.

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Secretary of State John Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the details of the recently…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed initial debate on a six-year highway and transit funding bill.

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    Avian Flu Threat

    Federal regulators, industry leaders, and researchers testified at a hearing on the economic and national security threats of avian flu to poultry farms and the general public. Avian…

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    Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Officials from the Justice Department, Health and Human Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services testified on the Obama…

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    Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference, Day 1

    The annual Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference featured Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Ted Cruz (R-TX), all candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential…

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    Federal Whistleblowers

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on reprisals against federal whistleblowers. Four of the five witnesses told committee members the retaliation they allegedly faced for reporting…

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    Postal Service Board Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nominations of David Shapira to serve on the U.S. Postal Service Board of…

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    Transportation Security Administration Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger to be a Homeland Security assistant secretary and be…

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    Oversight of the Transportation Security Administration

    Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials testified at a hearing on TSA policies and challenges facing the agency. The hearing was interrupted due to…

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    U.S.-Cuba Relations

    State Department officials Roberta Jacobson and Thomas Shannon testified at a hearing on U.S.-Cuba relations. Topics included policy objectives, human rights, Cuban economic reforms,…

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    Technology and Border Security

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the impact of technology on U.S. border security efforts. Topics included the use of aircraft, drones, and surveillance tools, as well as…

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    U.S.-China Nuclear Cooperation

    Foreign affairs and nuclear policy officials testified at a hearing on a the commercial, political, and security implications of a bilateral civil nuclear agreement between the U.S. and…

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    Social Media and Terrorism

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the role of social media in recruiting for terrorist organizations. The witnesses outlined the online tactics and capabilities of ISIS* and other…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1191, a bill that would require President Obama to submit any nuclear agreement with Iran to Congress for review.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1191, a bill that would require the president to submit any nuclear agreement with Iran to Congress for review. 

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    U.S. Northern Border Security

    Homeland Security, Justice Department, and Customs and Border Protection officials testified on threats to the U.S. border with Canada. The witnesses assessed their agencies operations…

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    State Department Efficiency

    State Department Inspector General Steve Linick testified on ways to improve the department’s efficiency and effectiveness, and the inspector general’s role in overseeing State…

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    Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Conference Committee

    Conference Committee members held their first formal meeting on the House- and Senate-passed fiscal year 2016 budget resolutions. This meeting included opening statements by House and…

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