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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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    Senate Session

    Following a period of morning business, senators voted on invoking cloture on the nominations of Michelle Friedland for U.S. Ninth Circuit Court judge, and David Weil for administrator of…

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    Tax Preparation Industry

    Government officials and professional tax preparers testified before the Senate Finance Committee on the tax preparation industry. They discussed national licensing for the industry…

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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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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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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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    Food and Drug Administration Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified on the fiscal year 2015 initiatives and priorities for her agency. She answered questions on antibiotics…

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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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    Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Secretary Eric Shinseki and five other Veterans Affairs officials testified on their department’s fiscal year 2015 budget request. The request totaled $163.9 billion, with $68.3…

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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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    Senate Session

    Following leader remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to ten minutes on any topic. At 11 a.m., the Senate proceeded to…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate passed the flood insurance bill by a 67-32 vote.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1926, the flood insurance bill.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter began consideration of H.J.Res.106, the Short Term Continuing Resolution.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened and resumed consideration of the motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.R.3304, the National Defense Authorization Act.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued consideration of the motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to H.J. Res. 59, Budget Act, post-cloture. The measure…

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    Social Security and Retirement Savings

    Witnesses testified on the role of Social Security as a source of retirement income as the number of workers with pensions continued to decline. They agreed that Social Security…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

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