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    National Prayer Breakfast

    President Obama spoke at the annual congressional prayer breakfast, where legislators and officials gathered to offer thanks for the blessings bestowed on the United States. In his…

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    Senate Session

    Violence Against Women Act
    At 11:30am, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following judicial nominations for 30 mins. of debate followed by roll call votes on…

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    Shortage of Foreign Language Speakers in Government

    Witnesses testified about the need for foreign language speakers in the military and other parts of government, and the potential implications for national security. Among the topics…

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    Homeland Security Threats and Response

    Secretary Janet Napolitano, FBI Associate Deputy Director Kevin Perkins, and National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) Director Matthew Olsen testified in an annual hearing on security…

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    Defense Department 2013 Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey testified on the 2013 military budget. Secretary Panetta defended proposed cuts of $487 billion over…

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    Cyber Security Act of 2012

    Witnesses testified on the Cyber Security Act of 2012, bipartisan legislation that would give the Homeland Security Department power to identify vulnerabilities and set regulations…

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    U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy

    Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke presented the Federal Reserve Board’s semiannual report on monetary policy. In his testimony he said the two main sources of risk to the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began consideration of H.R. 5949, the FISA bill. 
    Brian Schatz (D-HI) was sworn in as the replacement for Senator Daniel Inouye, who died on December 17, 2012.…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of the small business bill.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a one-hour period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of S. 1813, the surface transportation bill. Other legislation on the…

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    Senate Session

    The convened and resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1925, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Report

    Richard Cordray gave his semi-annual report to Congress of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Among the issues addressed in the hearing were mortgage rules, the regulation of…

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    Consumer Credit Reports

    Witnesses testified on the accuracy and regulation of consumer credit reports. They discussed were the practices of credit reporting agencies, the low number of consumers who request…

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Ben Bernanke testified on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the future of economic growth. In his remarks he said that the domestic economy would grow modestly despite higher…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for morning business until 2 p.m. The time from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. was designated for speeches by and regarding retiring Senators.
    At 2 p.m., the Senate resumed…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business. Thereafter, members began consideration of H.R. 1, which was to serve as the vehicle for the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    At 2:15pm, the Senate will take a roll call vote on the motion to proceed to S J Res 36. If the motion is defeated, there will likely be several roll call votes related to S 1789, the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of the transportation bill. They also debate the Blunt (R-MO) contraception amendment to the…

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    Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2013 Budget

    Secretary Shinseki, other department undersecretaries, and independent veterans groups representatives testified on the Department of Veterans Affairs fiscal year 2013 budget…

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    Homeland Security Operations

    Witnesses testified about the performance and operations of the Department of Homeland Security in its first years, as well as the future role of the department. among the topics they…

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