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    Senator Jim Jeffords Farewell Address

    Senator Jim Jeffords (I-VT) delivered his farewell address to the Senate. He talked about his experiences and thanked his colleagues. Senator Jeffords had not sought re-election…

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    Senators on Passage of Iron Dome Funding

    Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY), John McCain (R-AZ), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) spoke about the Senate’s approval of $225 million in emergency spending to replenish Israel’s…

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    Senator Reid on Senate Agenda

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) warned senators that when they returned after the August 2014 break, there would be no weekends off until the next break at the end of September…

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    Senator Mikulski on Immigration

    Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) spoke on the Senate floor about immigration.

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    Senator Sessions on Immigration

    Senator Jeff Session (R-AL) spoke on the Senate floor about immigration.

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    Senate Debate on Supplemental Spending

    Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Roy Blount (R-MO) spoke about a $3.6 billion emergency spending bill. The bill included $2.7 billion for more immigration judges, detention…

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    Senators on Israel's Iron Dome

    Senators spoke about U.S funds to support Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.

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    Senators on Veterans Affairs Nominee Robert McDonald

    Senators spoke on the floor in support of the nomination of Robert McDonald to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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    Senators on Amendment to Highway Funding Bill

    Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke in opposition to how the Highway Trust Fund extension was being paid for, a proposal known as “pension smoothing.” They…

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    Senate Majority Leader Reid on Veterans' Health Care

    Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke on the Senate floor about veterans health care, and the bipartisan, bicameral bill crafted by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representative Jeff…

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    Senator Dick Durbin on Immigrant Children

    Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke on the Senate floor about a meeting senators held with the presidents of three Central American countries on the problem of unaccompanied…

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    Senator Mikulski on Emergency Spending Bill

    Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) announced a $3.5 billion emergency supplemental spending bill. It included $2.7 billion for unaccompanied children…

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    Senator Bernie Sanders on Veterans Affairs Bill

    Veterans' Affairs Committee Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT) came to the Senate floor to talk about negotiations on a bill to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). He also touched on…

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    Senator Ayotte on Malaysia Airlines Crash in Ukraine

    Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) spoke on the Senate floor about the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MK17 that day in eastern Ukraine.

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    Senator Reid on Immigrant Children

    Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke on the Senate floor about unaccompanied immigrant children and responded to remarks from Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) on the fate of those children. Senator…

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    Senator Mikulski on Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) spoke on the Senate floor about the increase in the number of unaccompanied children attempting to cross the U.S. southern…

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    Senators Schumer and Cruz on Birth Control

    Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke on the Senate floor about the Affordable Care Act, contraceptive coverage, the First Amendment, and religious freedom. They were…

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    Minority Leader McConnell on Birth Control and Health Care

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke on the Senate floor about the Affordable Care Act and the Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. He said that the…

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    Majority Leader Reid on Hobby Lobby Ruling

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke on the Senate floor about legislation to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. He said that there were…

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    Senator Reid on House Republican Lawsuit

    Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) spoke on the Senate floor about the lawsuit that House Republicans were filing against President Obama over the Affordable Care Act. He called it…

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