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    Senate Session

    The Senate was expected to hold confirmation votes on several nominations.

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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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    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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    Defense Department Financial Management

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing about improving financial management at the Department of Defense. Military officials from…

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    2014 Trade Policy Agenda

    Michael Froman testified on before the Senate Finance Committee on President Obama’s 2014 trade policy agenda. He said that there was progress in the Trans-Pacific Partnership…

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    Intelligence Sharing

    Inspectors general from the Homeland Security and Justice Departments and the CIA testified about system failures in intelligence and information sharing leading up to the Boston Marathon…

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    Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified on her department’s fiscal year 2015 budget request, and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The…

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    Tax Preparation Industry

    Government officials and professional tax preparers testified before the Senate Finance Committee on the tax preparation industry. They discussed national licensing for the industry…

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    Tax Break Extension Bill Markup

    The Senate Finance Committee marked up the “tax extenders” bill, legislation that would extend a set of expired and soon-to-expire temporary tax breaks. They approved the…

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    Federal Government Management

    Management consultants and representatives from government watchdog groups testified at a hearing on practices the federal government might use to improve efficiency and save money.

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    Transportation Infrastructure

    Witnesses testified on national, state and local perspectives on the need for federal transportation infrastructure investment and priorities for the next surface transportation…

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    Extreme Weather Preparedness

    Witnesses testified on the impact at the federal and state level of extreme weather conditions that many parts of the country were experiencing. Among the topics they addressed were…

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