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    Senate Session

    The Senate by a 56-43 vote confirmed Loretta Lynch to become the 83rd attorney general and first African-American woman to the position.

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    Trade Legislation Markup

    The Senate Finance Committee marked up legislation relating to pending trade-related measures. Those measures included trade promotion authority that would give the president broad…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act Markup Hearing

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee met to mark up S. 615, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015. The bill requires that Congress review and approve any agreements relating to…

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    Senate Session, Part 3

    After the Senate failed to pass amendments to the underlying bill, the Senate passed H. Res. 2, on a 98-2 vote. The bill provides a permanent payment plan for doctors of medicare…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate reconvened for a legislative session, considering amendments to the chamber’s fiscal year 2016 budget resolution. The chamber then passed the resolution, 52-46. They…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued debate on its fiscal year 2016 budget resolution. The Senate voted on a continuous “vote-a-rama” procedure on amendments to S. Con. Res 11, the…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Members resumed debate and voting on amendments to S.Con.Res. 11, the Senate Republican budget resolution for fiscal year 2016.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted for the fourth and fifth times on ending debate, also known as invoking cloture, on S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act. Both votes…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Ben Cardin

    Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) talked by remote video about foreign policy issues facing Congress, including negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program and Congress' role in approving the…

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    Authorization for the Use of Military Force Request

    Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on President…

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    Ukraine-Russia Conflict

    Officials from the Departments of State, Treasury, and Defense testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on U.S. policy toward Ukraine and Russia. Topics included the…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following morning business, the Senste debate S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, a bill that seeks to provide justice for victims of trafficking by imposing fines and…

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    U.S. Strategy Against Islamic State Terrorists

    Retired General John Allen, the special presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter ISIL, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the U.S. strategy and…

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    State Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Secretary of State John Kerry testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on his department’s fiscal year 2016 budget. Topics discussed included the aid being given…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business, with senators permitted to introduce bills and speak on any topic.

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    Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Janet McCabe testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposals to limit emissions from new and existing…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to introduce bills and speak on any topic.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following leader remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each on a variety of topics.

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    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Testimony on Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on President Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget request. He discussed many of the proposals in the $4 trillion…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed initial debate on H.R. 240, a bill to fund the Department of Homeland of Security.

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