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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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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed consideration of a six-year highway and transit funding bill.

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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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    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

    The Senate debated and approved the House-passed trade promotion authority (TPA) bill by a 60-38 vote. 

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    Greenhouse Gas Regulations and Energy Costs

    Environmental experts testified on the potential impact on energy costs of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed regulations on coal-fired power plants.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate voted 60-37 in favor of advancing consideration of trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation passed by the House. 

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. Senators voted, 80-1, for Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger’s nomination to head the TSA. They confirmed Daniel Elliott’s…

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    Federal Whistleblowers

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on reprisals against federal whistleblowers. Four of the five witnesses told committee members the retaliation they allegedly faced for reporting…

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    Postal Service Board Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nominations of David Shapira to serve on the U.S. Postal Service Board of…

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    Transportation Security Administration Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger to be a Homeland Security assistant secretary and be…

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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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    Internal Revenue Service Data Theft

    Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen and Inspector General for Tax Administration Russell George testified on the recent data theft that compromised the private information…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 62-38 to advance consideration of a trade promotion authority bill. Senators also voted on several judicial nominations.

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    Technology and Border Security

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the impact of technology on U.S. border security efforts. Topics included the use of aircraft, drones, and surveillance tools, as well as…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate considered H.R. 1314, the legislative vehicle for trade promotion authority reauthorization. It would give the president broad fast-track authority when negotiating trade…

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    Social Media and Terrorism

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the role of social media in recruiting for terrorist organizations. The witnesses outlined the online tactics and capabilities of ISIS* and other…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 98-1 to approve H.R. 1191, a bill requiring the president to submit any nuclear agreement with Iran to Congress for review. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) voted against the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1191, a bill that would require the president to submit any nuclear agreement with Iran to Congress for review.

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    Clean Power Plan Regulations

    The attorneys general of Oklahoma and West Virginia were among the witnesses at a Senate Environment and Public Works subcommittee hearing on the final rules of the Environmental Protection…

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