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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 President Obama 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 President Obama 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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    Senate Session

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

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    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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    Trade Legislation Markup

    The Senate Finance Committee marked up legislation relating to pending trade-related measures. Those measures included trade promotion authority that would give the president broad…

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    U.S. Northern Border Security

    Homeland Security, Justice Department, and Customs and Border Protection officials testified on threats to the U.S. border with Canada. The witnesses assessed their agencies operations…

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    Senator Thomas Carper Oral History Interview

    Senator Thomas Carper (D-DE) talked about his experiences in the Vietnam War. Senator Carper was a naval flight officer during the war, and served in the National Reserve after the war…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act. The bill includes a provision barring money from victims' funds from being spent on…

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    IRS and the Affordable Care Act

    Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a hearing on the implementation of the tax penalty in the Affordable Care Act, and the IRS' enforcement of the health care provisions requiring a…

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    Senate Session, Part 3

    After the Senate failed to pass amendments to the underlying bill, the Senate passed H. Res. 2, on a 98-2 vote. The bill provides a permanent payment plan for doctors of medicare…

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    Inaccurate Social Security Death Records

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the reasons for improper Social Security payments to deceased individuals as a result of inaccurate data…

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    Proposed Carbon Dioxide Emission Rules

    Environmental regulation officials from five states testified about their problems and successes dealing with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon dioxide…

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    Senate Democrats Briefing on Homeland Security Spending

    Several Democratic senators spoke to reporters following a failed Senate vote to compel members to meet with House negotiators over differences with Department of Homeland Security (DHS)…

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    Senate Democrats on Homeland Security Spending

    Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Tom Carper (D-DE), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke to reporters about a three-week continuing resolution to…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Senators returned from their weekly caucus lunches. The Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to introduce bills and make speeches.

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