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    Secretary of Defense Nomination Hearing

    Robert Gates testified about his nomination as Secretary of Defense. The hearing focused on the conduct of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the future U.S.…

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    Pentagon Financial System

    Administration and Defense Department officials testified about business systems and financial reforms in department accounting methods, auditing procedures for military program…

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    Military Operations in Iraq

    General Abizaid testified about U.S. military operations in Iraq, security concerns in the country, the state of sectarian violence, and future U.S. strategy in the region. In his…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convenes and resumes consideration of H.R.5385, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007.

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    Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Nomination

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Susan E. Dudley to be administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs,…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convenes and begins a period of morning business.

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    Hawaii Democratic Senate Primary Debate

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    Iraq Reconstruction Contracting

    Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen testified about a report on problems with contracting in Iraq and proposed changes to try to prevent future waste, fraud and…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business.  Thereafter, the Senate resumed consideration of H.R. 5441, the Homeland Security Appropriations bill. The Senate…

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    Senate Session

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    Tribal Lobbying

    The Senate Indian Affairs Committee met for the release of a report on the investigation into misconduct in lobbying for Indians. Other committee business included Indian Community Water…

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    National Park Service Management Policies

    A hearing was held to receive testimony on the National Park Service’s Revised Draft Management Policies, including potential impact of the policies on park operations, park…

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business followed by consideration of S. 2766, the Defense Authorization bill. During the session several senators paid tribute to Senator…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R. 8, the Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act. The Senate rejected the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to…

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    Senate Session

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    Veterans Data Privacy Breach

    Secretary Nicholson and other officials testified about a recent security breach at the Department of Veterans Affairs in which computer records containing personal information of 26.5…

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    FEMA Director Nomination Hearing

    The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs heard testimony on the nomination of R. David Paulson to be Under Secretary for Federal Emergency Management, U.S. Department of…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and resumed consideration of S. 2611, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill. The Senate approved an amendment to the legislation on a vote of 63 to 34…

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    National Guard Role in Border Security

    The Senate Armed Services Committee heard testimony on the roles and missions of the National Guard in support of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection. Witnesses testified about…

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