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    Inaccurate Social Security Death Records

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the reasons for improper Social Security payments to deceased individuals as a result of inaccurate data…

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    Proposed Carbon Dioxide Emission Rules

    Environmental regulation officials from five states testified about their problems and successes dealing with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon dioxide…

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    Senate Democrats Briefing on Homeland Security Spending

    Several Democratic senators spoke to reporters following a failed Senate vote to compel members to meet with House negotiators over differences with Department of Homeland Security (DHS)…

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    Senate Democrats on Homeland Security Spending

    Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Tom Carper (D-DE), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke to reporters about a three-week continuing resolution to…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Senators returned from their weekly caucus lunches. The Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to introduce bills and make speeches.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate has voted 93-5 to confirm Ashton Carter to be the next defense secretary. Republican Senators Blunt (MO), Crapo (ID), Kirk (IL), Risch (ID), and Boozman (AR) voted…

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    Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Janet McCabe testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposals to limit emissions from new and existing…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to introduce bills and speak on any topic.

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    Tax Code Reform

    Former Senators Bob Packwood (R-OR) and Bill Bradley (D-NJ) testified at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on tax code reform and lessons learned from the Tax Reform Act of 1986.

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    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Testimony on Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on President Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget request. He discussed many of the proposals in the $4 trillion…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed initial debate on H.R. 240, a bill to fund the Department of Homeland of Security.

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    Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal

    Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Department of Health and Human Services' proposed fiscal year 2016 budget, which included funding for…

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    Senate Session

    Senators have voted 62-36 to pass S. 1, a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Earlier, they voted 62-35 to limit debate on the bill. The next vote will occur…

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    Federal Highway and Transit Programs

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and others testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on transportation infrastructure funding. He told committee…

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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, Part 2

    The Senate resumed consideration of S. 1, a bill to approve construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

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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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    State of the Union Statuary Hall Interviews

    Following President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address, members of Congress were interviewed about their reactions to the speech.

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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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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate votes on confirmation of the following nominations, which were expected to be confirmed by voice vote: Daniel Santos to be a member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board…

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