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    Federal Budget and the Economy

    Doug Elmendorf testified on the effect of the federal budget on the economy, and various strategies for dealing with the long-term debt and unemployment. In his testimony he said he…

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    Ceremonial Swearing In for Senators

    Newly elected or re-elected senators posed with their families and the vice president for a photo opportunity depicting a swearing-in ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber.

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    U.S. Postal System Overhaul, Part 1

    The Senate Homeland Security Committee marked up legislation written to deal with the financial problems of the U.S. Postal Service. Members focused on the proposed 5-day work week and…

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    Cut, Cap, and Balance Bill

    A group of Republican House members and senators spoke to reporters about their support for the “Cut, Cap, and Balance” bill, urging the Senate to approve the plan. It…

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    National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility Report

    The co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, testified on the commission’s final report. The commission was a…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Sen. Johnson (R-WI) said he would object to further unanimous consent requests until the budget was dealt with. He subsequently objected to the quorum call being rescinded when…

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    Senate Session

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    U.S. Border Security

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the Obama administration’s border security efforts…

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    Senate Session

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    Debt, Social Security and Military Pay

    A group of House and Senate Republicans spoke to reporters about their support for the passage of legislation that would require the Treasury secretary to prioritize payments for debt…

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    Diplomatic Security, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified on diplomatic security, focusing on the transition from military to civilian control of security operations in Iraq. They talked about the preparations already…

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    Senator Johnson on the Debt Ceiling

    Senator Ron Johnson talked about debt ceiling negotiations between Vice President Biden and a group of House and Senate leaders, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Senate Session

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    Homeland Security Since September 11 Terrorist Attacks

    Officials testified about homeland security since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Among the topics they addressed were threats of home-grown terrorism, cyber security issues,…

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    Gas and Oil Prices

    Witnesses testified about rising oil and gasoline prices, energy production, and U.S. energy policy. Among the issues they addressed were the use of federal lands for oil exploration…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

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    Economic and Budget Outlook

    Doug Elmendorf testified on the latest Congressional Budget Office economic and budget outlook for 2011-2012.

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Senate Republicans spoke to reporters about federal debt and the budget as well as their agenda for the Senate.

    335 views
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    Homeland Security 2012 Budget

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified on her department’s fiscal year 2012 budget proposal.

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