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    Aviation Security

    Witnesses testified on changes in airline security operations and policy in the ten years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Among the issues they addressed were the pilot…

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    U.S. Postal Service Finances, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified about the Postal Service’s financial difficulties. They presented proposals to fix the Postal Service’s money problems, and took questions from the…

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    Joint Chiefs Expansion Proposal

    Defense Department officials testified on adding the National Guard bureau chief to the Joint Chiefs Staff.

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    U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan and Iraq

    Witnesses testified about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Iraq. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in his remarks that U.S. and Afghanistan forces were searching for better ways to…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for one hour of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of H.R. 2354, the Energy and Water spending bill for fiscal year 2012.

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    Secretary of Defense Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing for CIA Director Leon Panetta to become secretary of Defense. Among the topics he addressed were troop withdrawal and…

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    U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy

    Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke presented to the committee the Federal Reserve Board’s semiannual report on monetary policy. In his remarks he compared possible failure to…

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    U.S. Postal System Overhaul, Part 1

    The Senate Homeland Security Committee marked up legislation written to deal with the financial problems of the U.S. Postal Service. Members focused on the proposed 5-day work week and…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

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    2010 Financial Regulations Law

    The Senate Banking Committee met to mark the one-year anniversary of President Obama signing the Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations Act in to law, and to look at the impact of that…

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    U.S. Postal Service Overhaul, Part 2

    The Senate Homeland Security Committee marked up legislation written to deal with the financial problems of the U.S. Postal Service. Members focused on the proposed 5-day work week and…

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    Diplomatic Security, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified on diplomatic security, focusing on the transition from military to civilian control of security operations in Iraq. They talked about the preparations already…

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    U.S. Bioterrorism Threats

    Witnesses testified about bioterror threats and government policy and operations in responding to the threats. A recent report by the WMD Terrorism Research Center had given the U.S.…

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    Defense Department 2012 Budget

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen testified on the 2012 military budget. Secretary Gates said that the prospects for closing the U.S.…

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    Banking Nominations

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee held a hearing on pending nominations. Ms. Patricia M. Loui and The Honorable Larry W. Walther were nominated to be members…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued consideration of S. 223, FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act. Roll call votes on or in relation to the bill were expected throughout…

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    Diabetes Research

    Witnesses testified on type 1 diabetes research and its impact on children. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was in draft stages of guidance on the development of an artificial…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

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    Homeland Security Since September 11 Terrorist Attacks

    Officials testified about homeland security since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Among the topics they addressed were threats of home-grown terrorism, cyber security issues,…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Iraq

    Iraq U.S. Forces Commander and the U.S. ambassador to Iraq gave an assessment on the transition in Iraq from a military mission to a civilian-led effort. They answered questions about…

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