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    Zika Virus Prevention

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a roundtable meeting with Dr. Anne Schuchat and other medical expert and academics testified at a hearing on federal…

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    Efforts to Defeat ISIS

    Brett McGurk, the State Department’s special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the threat posed…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate reconvened after a short recess to resume debate on the Commerce, Science, Justice Spending bill for fiscal year 2017. Members voted to block a bipartisan gun control proposal…

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    ISIS Ideology

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing to discuss ISIS* ideology and its relation to and motivation for so-called “lone wolf” actors like…

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    TSA Screening Delays

    Administrator Peter Neffenger testified at a hearing on his Transportation Security Administration’s staffing challenges and long wait times at airport security screening…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued work on S. 2943, the National Defense Authorization Act.

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    Threat of ISIS in the U.S.

    Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Justin Siberell, with the State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism, testified at a hearing on the threat posed by ISIL*…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization, by Energy and Natural Resources Chair Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). The bill would modernize the nation’s electric grid,…

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    Biological Threats

    Several federal agency leaders testified on the state of the nation’s defense against biological threats. Dr. Stephen Redd said the Zika virus was a new threat and a…

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    Combating Terrorism

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee heard testimony on the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels, and ways to keep Americans safe in the U.S. and…

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    Visa Security

    Three Department of Homeland Security and State Department officials and the Homeland Security inspector general testified at a hearing on the security of the U.S. visa…

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    Federal Health Insurance Exchanges

    A subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee examined the Affordable Care Act’s CO-OP program that established nonprofit, member-controlled health…

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    Homeland Security Department Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

    Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at a hearing on the Department of State’s $40.6 billion budget request for fiscal year 2017, a one percent decrease from 2016. Secretary Johnson said…

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    Homeland Security Dog Programs

    Officials from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Customs and Border Protection, and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified at a hearing on the Homeland…

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    Energy Self-Sufficiency

    Panelists including Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) and the Republican attorneys general of Oklahoma and Arkansas talked about the politics and practicality of energy self-sufficiency.

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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    All of the commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) testified at an oversight hearing on their agency’s operations. The spectrum auction and broadband…

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    State Department Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Secretary of State John Kerry testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on his department’s fiscal year 2017 budget request and foreign policy challenges facing the U.S.…

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    Senate Session

    Senators gave general speeches.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. Members gave general speeches.

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    Visa Waiver Program

    Current and former State Department and Homeland Security Department officials testified at a hearing on the national security implications of the visa waiver program. The witnesses,…

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