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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated and ratified the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia on a vote of 71 to 26. They also passed provisions to assist first responders to the September 11,…

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    Mortgage Services and Foreclosure Practices

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee voted for a second time on the nomination of Peter Diamond to be member of Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Committee members…

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    Financial Overhaul Implementation

    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke and other top financial regulators testified on the implementation of the new financial regulation bill. They said their agencies would work…

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    Veterans Affairs Disability Compensation, Physicians Panel

    Physicians who analyzed the research involving Agent Orange and heart disease testified about their findings. 

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    Veterans Disability Compensation, Secretary Shinseki

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testified about his decision to expand Agent Orange disability benefits to veterans. He emphasized the research linking Vietnam veterans'…

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    U.S. Terrorist Threats

    FBI Director Robert Mueller, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and National Counterterrorism Center Director Michael Leiter testified on current terrorist threats to the U.S.,…

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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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    Senate Session

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    General Petraeus Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nomination of General David Petraeus to be commander, International Security Assistance Force and, commander, U.S.…

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    Senate Session

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    Military Suicides

    Military branch vice chiefs and a Veterans Administration official spoke about efforts to prevent military suicides. They also talked about efforts to diagnose and treat brain injuries.

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    Afghanistan Operations, Part 1

    General David Petraeus and Michele Flournoy testified on current operations in Afghanistan. In their testimony they focused on a 2011 goal for withdrawal and a year-end review of…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

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    Senate Session, Part 1

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session, Part 2

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    Central Command and Special Operations Budget

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the fiscal 2011 budget request for the operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In his testimony General Petraeus addressed a…

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    Fiscal Year 2011 Defense Department Budget

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen testified on the fiscal year 2011 budget request for the Department of Defense, the 2011 Quadrennial Defense…

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