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    Afghanistan Strategy Assessment

    General Stanley McChrystal and Ambassador Karl Eikenberry testified about plans to send an additional 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan and subsequent goals to begin reducing troop levels…

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    Military Nominations Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nominations of Admiral James G. Stavridis to be commander, U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe;…

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business with two hours of tributes to Senator Robert Byrd. Thereafter the Senate resumed consideration of David Hamilton to the U.S.…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter returned to debate on the fiscal year 2010 Defense Programs Conference Report.

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    Federal Reserve Chairman Hearing

    Ben Bernanke testified about his nomination to continue as the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. In his testimony he said he is concerned about a congressional…

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    Senate Session

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    Financial State of U.S. Postal Service

    Witnesses testified on changes needed to put the U.S. Postal Service and its employees on better financial footing. The Postal Service reported a quarterly net loss of $2.4 billion,…

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    Diplomatic Security

    Witnesses testified about security issues facing diplomats and U.S. missions at home and abroad. They focused on a Government Accountability Office review of State Department security…

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Nomination Hearing

    General Eric Shinseki testified about his nomination as secretary of Veterans Affairs. Among the topics he addressed were the quality of medical care for veterans, long waits to…

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

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    State of the Economy and Monetary Policy

    Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke testified in a hearing on the Humphrey-Hawkins Semiannual Monetary Policy Report, current economic conditions, and the outlook for the financial sector…

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    Armed Forces Committee Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Armed Forces Committee head a confirmation hearing for several nominees.

    Panel One

    * Raymond E. Mabus Jr. to be secretary of the Navy
    * Robert O. Work to be undersecretary…

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    Financial Rescue Program Oversight

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testified about the new administration’s implementation of the Financial Stability Plan, formerly known as the Troubled Assets Relief Program…

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    U.S. Monetary Policy Report

    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testified about the semiannual monetary policy report to the Congress. In his remarks he spoke about the impact of the housing and mortgage…

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    Weapons of Mass Destruction Defenses

    Witnesses testified about preventing weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) attacks. The hearing focused on the Weapons of Mass Destruction Prevention and Preparedness Act, S. 1649, which…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate began with a period of morning business until 12:30 p.m., during which time Senators paid tribute to Senator Kennedy. 
    Following morning business, the Senate resumed…

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    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Nomination

    Admiral Michael G. Mullen testified about his nomination to be reappointed to the grade of admiral and reappointed as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In his testimony he said…

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    Nomination of Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke

    The Senate Banking Committee voted out of committee the nomination of Ben Bernanke to continue as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. The vote was 16 to 7 to send the nomination to the…

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