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    Senate Session

    Senate session continued overnight and into the next day.

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    Border Protection Personnel

    Witnesses testified about the results of a Government Accountability report on border security, the need for more border patrol agents, weaknesses and gaps in border crossing inspections,…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business. The opening prayer offered by a guest chaplain of the Hindu faith was interrupted by hecklers in the gallery.

    Thereafter,…

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    Credit Card Industry Practices

    Witnesses testified about billing, marketing and disclosure practices of the credit card industry and the impact of credit practices on consumers. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    Veterans' Disability Ratings

    The Senate Armed Services and Veterans' Affairs Committees held a joint hearing on the Defense and Veterans Affairs Departments' disability rating systems and the transition of service…

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    Status of War in Iraq

    General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker testified about military operations in Iraq, recommendations for future Iraq policy, and the ability of the Iraqi Parliament to meet the security…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business.

    Thereafter, the Senate resumed consideration of S. 1348, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened resumed consideration of S. 1348, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act.

    The Senate rejected the motion to invoke cloture on S. 1348; Comprehensive Immigration…

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    Senate Session

    The Senante convened and began a period of morning business.

    Thereafter, the Senate resumed consideration of H.R. 2419, the Farm Bill.

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    Gold Medal of Remembrance Ceremony

    Children of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan were honored with the Gold Medal of Remembrance. The medal was created by a special White House commission. Following the…

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    Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview

    Senator Daniel Akaka of Hawaii, the first U.S. Senator with Native Hawaiian ancestry, was an eyewitness to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and served during World War II with the U.S.…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began consideration of S.214, a bill to preserve the independence of United States attorneys.

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business.

    Thereafter, the Senate resumed consideration of S. 1348, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business. 

    Thereafter, the Senate resumed consideration of S.4, the 9/11 Commission Recommendations bill. 

    The Senate confirmed…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Iraq

    Secretary Gates and General Pace testified about the president’s plan to send an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq in an effort to improve security and assist the Iraqi…

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    Bioterrorism Response

    Witnesses testified about threats of bioterrorism and measures implemented to reduce risks and protect civilian populations. Among the topics they addressed were policies implemented…

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    Iraq Security Forces Report

    General Jones and other commissioners testified about their report on security in Iraq and the capabilities of Iraqi security forces operating in tandem with U.S. military forces. They…

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    Terrorist Threats Six Years After September 11

    Officials testified about confronting the terrorist threat to the U.S. six years after the September 11, 2001 attacks. They examined the efforts of key intelligence agencies to prevent…

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    Improving Electronic Government

    Witnesses testified about improving access to federal government on the Internet. Topics included re-authorization of the E-Government Act of 2002, federal achievements since passage…

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