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    Senate Session, Part 2

    By a vote of 78-22, the Senate cleared H.J. Res 124, a measure to fund the government through December 11, for President Obama’s signature. The House passed the measure 273-156,…

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    West Africa Ebola Outbreak

    Federal health officials and health workers testified at a joint hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Ebola…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business, with members allowed to speak on a range of issues. The Senate voted on nominations, followed by a vote to begin debate on a…

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    Black Lung Medical Claims

    From former West Virginia coal miner Robert Bailey was among the witnesses at a hearing on the health and financial challenges faced by coal miners affected with black lung disease.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following leaders' remarks and a period of morning hour, The Senate considered the nomination of Robert McDonald for secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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    Veterans' Health Care Bill Negotiations

    House Veterans' Affairs Chair Jeff Miller (R-FL) called a conference meeting on H.R. 3230, the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014, a bill…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on S. 2569, a bill that would provide tax incentives for businesses to bring offshore jobs back to the U.S.

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Robert McDonald to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. In remarks, Mr. McDonald pledged…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed 94-0 Julie Carnes, of Georgia, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed 53-44 the nomination of Ronnie L. White to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. Members voted to block consideration of S. 2578, a bill to…

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    Chronic Illness

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on the problems faced by patients living with chronic disease illness, and some of the shortcomings in the health care system. Among the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, a bill that would reauthorize and overhaul a 1998 federal job training programs law that expired in 2003.

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    Veterans Affairs Overhaul Conference Meeting

    Members of the House and Senate met to negotiate differences between their respective bills to overhaul the Veterans Affairs Department (VA). The bills sought to improve access to care and…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate debated three Federal Reserve Board of Governors nominations and then held up to three cloture votes on the nominees:Lael Brainard and Jerome Powell to be members, and Stanley…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to ten minutes each. Members voted on three judicial confirmation votes as well as the…

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    University of Georgia Commencement Address

    Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) gave the commencement address to the 2014 graduating class of the University of Georgia in Sanford Stadium. He told graduates gathered in his Alma…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to ten minutes each. The nomination of David Barron to be a federal appeals court judge was…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate was scheduled to vote on the following: 1.Cloture on David Barron to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the First Circuit 2.Confirmation of Elisebeth Collins Cook to be a member of the…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Veterans Affairs Hospital Delays

    Secretary Eric Shinseki testified before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee over delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals in Phoenix and elsewhere, and the deaths of at least 40 veterans…

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