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    Senate Session, Part 2

    By a vote of 78-22, the Senate cleared H.J. Res 124, a measure to fund the government through December 11, for President Obama’s signature. The House passed the measure 273-156,…

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    Cyber Security and Terrorism Threats

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on global cyber terrorism as well as other U.S. security threats such as ISIL*, Syrian foreign…

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    Police Use of Military Equipment

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the sale of Department of Defense weapons and equipment to state and local police forces.

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    Social Security Commissioner Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on confirming the nomination of Carolyn Watts Colvin to be commissioner of the Social Security Administration. Ms. Colvin, who had been…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on a $3.6 billion emergency supplemental spending bill, which included $2.7 billion to deal with southern border issues, $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on the nomination of Robert McDonald for secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. His nomination was confirmed with a 97-0 vote. After debate on…

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    Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Administrator Gina McCarthy testified n the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. In June 2014, the EPA proposed…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on S. 2569, a bill that would provide tax incentives for businesses to bring offshore jobs back to the U.S.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed 94-0 Julie Carnes, of Georgia, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

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    U.S. Postal Service Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on four nominees to the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, including Victoria Reggie Kennedy and former…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened with a period of morning business. Senators confirmed 75-22 Shawn Donovan for director of the Office of Management.

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    Border Security

    Officials from the Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Justice, and State Departments testified on actions their agencies were taking in response to the influx of unaccompanied…

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    Senate Pro Forma Session

    The Senate convened for a pro forma session.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Central American Migration

    Senate Homeland Security Committee Chair Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) talked about the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Video…

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    Radiological Material Security

    Witnesses testified about the security of radiological materials that can be used by terrorists to construct what are commonly known as “dirty bombs.” Witnesses included…

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    Border Security

    The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs held a hearing on the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2013, which addressed U.S. border security reforms and rates of pay for…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed by a 78-17 margin Sylvia Burwell to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. They also confirmed by voice vote Carolyn Hessler-Radelet to be…

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    Port Security

    Transportation, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Coast Guard officials testified at a hearing on U.S. port security. They gave updates on their individual agencies and…

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    Health and Human Services Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Finance Committee held a confirmation hearing to consider the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. This was her…

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