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    Nuclear Reactor Safety

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) members testified on on nuclear reactor safety following Japan’s disaster earlier in the year. Senators in their opening statement referred…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business.Thereafter, members proceeded to concurrent consideration of S.J.Res.10 and S.J.Res.24, joint resolutions proposing balanced…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business.

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    U.S. Postal Service Overhaul, Part 2

    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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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business. Thereafter, it began consideration of the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.27, a joint resolution disapproving a rule submitted…

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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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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and resumed consideration of S.1769, the Rebuild America Jobs Act. Members some began consideration of S.1786, the Long-Term Surface Transportation Extension Act of…

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    Aviation Security

    Witnesses testified on changes in airline security operations and policy in the ten years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Among the issues they addressed were the pilot…

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    U.S. Postal Service Plan

    A bipartisan group of senators announced plans to reform and enhance cost savings to the United States Postal Service. The plan kept a six day mail delivery for at least two more…

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    Oversight of the Environmental Protection Agency's Brownfields Program

    Witnesses testified about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfields Program, which gives states and communities resources to clean up and reuse contaminated…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

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    Free Trade Agreements Markup

    The Senate Finance Committee marked up bills for the Colombia, Panama, and South Korea Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). The measures included job retraining for U.S. workers displaced by the…

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    Senate Session

    Back in on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 10:00am for one hour of morning business. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S 1619, the China currency bill. *ML…

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    Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Abuse

    Witnesses testified about fraud and abuse of the prescription drug system in the Medicare Part D program. They focused on the taxpayer costs of such abuse and how it affected the…

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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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    Tenth Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

    The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committed held a hearing on the challenges facing the Homeland Security Department, and the successes and reforms since September 11,…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

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    U.S. Postal Service Finances, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified about the Postal Service’s financial difficulties. They presented proposals to fix the Postal Service’s money problems, and took questions from the…

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    Federal Leased Property

    Witnesses testified about the federal leasing process and its management, with a focus on whether federal leasing was an efficient use of taxpayer dollars. Estimates show that federal…

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    Enhancing Reactor Safety

    Commissioners testified on the NRC’s 90 day report, which was released in July. It laid out numerous areas for improvement, based on the experience in Japan after the March 11…

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