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    Work in Retirement

    Experts on aging and health testified on the findings of an AARP study that showed nearly half of retirees either must or want to work during their retirement years. They discussed the…

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    Phone Scams Against the Elderly

    The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the increase in the number of unwanted telephone calls, often pressure-laden scams, targeting the elderly. These types of calls…

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    Small Business Disaster Assistance

    Officials from the Red Cross, the Small Business Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Government Accountability Office (GAO), and the private sector testified at…

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    2015 Human Trafficking Report

    Undersecretary Sarah Sewall testified at a hearing on the 2015 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. which evaluates the efforts of countries around the world to fight…

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    Justice Department Oversight

    Witnesses testified at an oversight hearing of the Department of Justice’s recent denial of access to documents wanted by the Inspector General’s office.

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement Sanctions Relief

    State and Treasury Department officials and academics testified at a hearing on the foreign policy implications of lifting sanctions on Iran in accordance with the Iran nuclear…

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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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    Nominations

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    Foster Care Issues

    Witnesses that included a parent advocate, a former foster child, and two state-level child welfare officials testified on ways the federal government can reduce the number of children who…

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    Chief of Naval Operations Confirmation Hearing

    Navy Admiral John Richardson gave testimony on his nomination to become chief of naval operations. During his testimony he said that there were alternatives to the Iran nuclear deal…

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    Iran Sanctions and the Nuclear Agreement

    Juan Zarate and Richard Nephew testified on the structure and implications of sanctions relief to Iran through the nuclear agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).…

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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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    Business Meeting on 20 Agenda Items (Continued)

    On Thursday, July 30 at 10:00 a.m., the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will continue its business meeting that started on Tuesday, July 28 to continue consideration of the…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Secretary John Kerry, Jack Lew, and Ernest Moniz joined Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey in testifying before the Senate Armed Services…

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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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