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    U.S. Agency for International Development Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Rajiv Shah testified on the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) priorities for the proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. A big part of the hearing was about the…

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    Trans-Atlantic Security Issues

    Witnesses testified on trans-Atlantic security challenges, Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, and NATO expansion. In the first panel Victoria Nuland gave an update on the crisis…

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    Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified on her department’s fiscal year 2015 budget request, and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The…

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    State Department Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Secretary of State John Kerry testified on national security and foreign policy priorities for the State Department in the proposed fiscal year 2015 international affairs budget. The…

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    Tax Break Extension Bill Markup

    The Senate Finance Committee marked up the “tax extenders” bill, legislation that would extend a set of expired and soon-to-expire temporary tax breaks. They approved the…

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    News Review with Senator Ben Cardin

    Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) talked about stories in the news Topics included the number of health insurance enrolls through the Affordable Care Act’s Healthcare.gov Web site,…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate began debate on HR 4302, the Medicare payments to doctors bill, also known as “doc fix.” The “doc fix” bill is an annual measure to delay for a year the…

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    Transportation Infrastructure

    Witnesses testified on national, state and local perspectives on the need for federal transportation infrastructure investment and priorities for the next surface transportation…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter began debate on the House-passed H.R. 4152, which would make Ukraine eligible for U.S. loan guarantees. Members…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session and then proceeded to consideration of four judicial nominations. They also voted on the nomination of Joseph Westphal to become…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a a period of morning business and thereafter continued work on S. 1068, a bill that would reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant program that…

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    Ukraine Aid Bill Markup

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee met to mark up the Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act of 2014. The package included a 1 billion…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter began a series of six roll call votes to confirm the following judicial and executive branch nominations (all need a…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business until 6:00 p.m. with members permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each.

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    Syria, Ukraine, and the Middle East

    Officials from the State and Defense Departments and foreign policy scholars testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the growing threat of terrorism in Syria and…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued debate on the nomination of Rose Eilene Gottemoeller to be undersecretary of State for Arms ontrol and International Security. Following votes, the Senate began…

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    Treasury Secretary Lew on Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified on President Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. In his testimony Secretary Lew called the plan a clear path forward for economic…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened with a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of S.1982, the veterans benefits bill.

    Michael Connor was confirmed to be the deputy secretary of…

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    Transportation infrastructure Investments

    Thomas Donohue and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka testified on federal funding for transportation infrastructure and MAP-21, the current transportation law that expires in September 2014.…

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