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    Military Nominations

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a nomination hearing for Army Lieutenant General Joseph Votel to be promoted to general and head the U.S. Special Operations Command, Army General…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 71-26 to confirm Julian Castro to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Senators also debated S. 2363, a bill to make more federal land…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate advanced the nomination of Cheryl Ann Krause as judge in the U.S. Third Circuit. Members also voted on the ambassadorial nominations of Stuart Jones, Iraq, and Robert…

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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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    Faith and Freedom Coalition Luncheon

    Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and others spoke at the legislative luncheon of the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority”…

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    Senate Session

    Following a period of morning business, the Senate resumed initial work on H.R. 4660, the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

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    Department of Homeland Security Oversight

    Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Department of Homeland Security. In opening remarks, Secretary Johnson spoke about the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened with a period of Morning Business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. At 5:30 p.m Eastern Daylight Time, the Senate was to hold three…

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    Campaign Finance

    Witnesses that included Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) testified at a hearing on a proposed constitutional amendment in response to the…

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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Oversight

    Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey testified at an oversight hearing on FBI operations and policy. He talked about the agency’s procedures and practices…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. Following a vote at 12:15 on the confirmation of Stanley Fischer to be a…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate held a roll call vote to confirm the nomination of Robin Rosenbaum to be a U.S. circuit judge for the Eleventh Circuit. The…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business during which senators may make speeches and introduce bills. At 5:30 p.m, they were tol vote on Nancy Moritz to be U.S. circuit judge…

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    Campaign Finance Disclosure

    The Senate Rules and Administration Committee held a hearing on campaign finance law, the first congressional hearing since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier in the month that struck…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate debated S. 2223, a bill that would raise the hourly minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 over two years. 

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senator Cruz at the Freedom Summit

    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke about conservative issues. Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity Foundation held the inaugural “Freedom Summit” at the Executive Court…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed work on H.R. 3979, a bill to extend expired unemployment insurance benefits for five months.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a a period of morning business and thereafter continued work on S. 1068, a bill that would reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant program that…

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    Intelligence and Military Nominations

    General Paul Selva and Navy Vice Admiral Michael Rogers testified at a hearing on their respective nominations. General Selva was chosen to lead the U.S. Transportation Command, and…

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