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    Higher Education Act Reauthorization

    Education experts testified at a hearing focusing on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, and ways to improve graduation rates.

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    Federal Prison System

    A panel of advocates and a panel of Justice Department officials testified on the effectiveness of the federal prison system. The first group of witnesses, which included Piper Kerman,…

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    Veterans Affairs Whistleblower Claims

    A hearing was held to review claims of retaliation against whistleblowers at the Veteran Affairs (VA) Department. The first panel was comprised of doctors who reported problems…

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    Campus Sexual Assaults

    Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Dean Heller (R-NV) testified on their bill, the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, intended to combat…

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    Senate Democrats on Affordable Care Act

    Democratic Senators Christopher Murphy (PA), Tammy Baldwin (WI), Sherrod Brown (OH), and Bob Casey (PA) spoke to reporters about an amendment attached to the Senate highway transportation…

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    Retirement Adviser Regulations

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Subcommittee on Education and Workforce Safety. He addressed questions on a proposed rule…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed work on changes to the No Child Left Behind law.

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    Avian Flu Threat

    Federal regulators, industry leaders, and researchers testified at a hearing on the economic and national security threats of avian flu to poultry farms and the general public. Avian…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act. It would change the No Child Left Behind law by giving more authority to states and local school districts. 

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    Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Officials from the Justice Department, Health and Human Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services testified on the Obama…

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    Senate Session, Part 3

    The Senate convened for a legislative session and resumed debate on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation passed by the House last week.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 71-25 on H.R. 1735, a $612 billion fiscal year 2016 Defense Authorization bill. Senators started debate on the Trade Promotion Authority bill approved by the House…

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    Oversight of the Transportation Security Administration

    Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials testified at a hearing on TSA policies and challenges facing the agency. The hearing was interrupted due to…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1314, the legislative vehicle for fast-track trade promotion authority and trade adjustment assistance.

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    Justice Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified on the Justice Department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. This was her first appearance before Congress since her confirmation as…

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    Improving Disease Treatment

    Dr. Francis Collins was among the three witnesses who updated the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on President Obama’s Precision Medicine…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 51-48 to adopt the House and Senate budget conference report for fiscal year 2016.

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    National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    The director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the heads of several medical research institutes testified on the NIH fiscal year 2016 budget request. The witnesses…

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    FEMA Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Craig Fugate testified on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) fiscal year 2016 budget request. The request totaled $7.4 billion for disaster preparedness and…

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    Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified on her department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. The request totaled $83.8 billion, including funds for improving…

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