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    Senate Session, Part 2

    By a vote of 78-22, the Senate cleared H.J. Res 124, a measure to fund the government through December 11, for President Obama’s signature. The House passed the measure 273-156,…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for legislative business. Senators confirmed John Bass to be U.S. ambassador to Turkey by roll call vote and other nominees by voice vote. Senators spoke on a…

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    U.S. Senate

    The Senate debated on amending the Constitution to allow for curbing election spending. The Senate voted 73-25 to proceed to the S. 2199, the Paycheck Fairness Act, which deals with…

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    Veterans' Health Care System

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on the overall state of the VA health care system and the findings of an investigation into the Phoenix, Arizona, VA…

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    Democratic Senators on Veterans Affairs Bill Negotiations

    Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT), along with other Democratic committee members, talked about legislation to overhaul the Department of Veterans…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. Earlier, they voted to advance the nomination of Pamela Harris to be U.S.…

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Robert McDonald to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. In remarks, Mr. McDonald pledged…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated S. 2244, a bill to reauthorize the terrorism risk insurance program for seven years.

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Janet Yellen presented to the committee the Federal Reserve Board’s semiannual report on monetary policy. She said the economy had improved but that the recovery was still not…

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    Emergency Funding for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Witnesses testified on President Obama’s request for emergency funds to deal with the flood of migrant children from Central America at the U.S. border. The respective…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened with a period of morning business. Senators confirmed 75-22 Shawn Donovan for director of the Office of Management.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following a period of morning business, the Senate continued work on S. 2363, a bill introduced by Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC), that would make more federal land available for public hunting…

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    Veterans Affairs Overhaul Conference Meeting

    Members of the House and Senate met to negotiate differences between their respective bills to overhaul the Veterans Affairs Department (VA). The bills sought to improve access to care and…

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    Senate Hearing on Housing Nominations

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Development Committee heard testimony from Housing and Urban Development secretary nominee Julian Castro, and Federal Housing Finance Agency inspector…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate failed to invoke cloture on S. 2432, a bill to provide for the refinancing of certain federal student loans. The Senate was scheduled to vote at 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time…

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    Border Security

    The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs held a hearing on the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2013, which addressed U.S. border security reforms and rates of pay for…

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    Effects of Climate Change on Wildlife and Agriculture

    Environmental specialists from the fishing, forestry, farming, and wildlife sectors testified on the economic effects of climate change on wildlife and agriculture industries.Senator Jon…

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    Sexual Assault on College Campuses

    Sexual assault advocacy organization leaders, student victims, and campus safety officials spoke at a roundtable discussion on the effectiveness of the Clery Act and the Campus Sexual…

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    Veterans Affairs Hospital Delays

    Secretary Eric Shinseki testified before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee over delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals in Phoenix and elsewhere, and the deaths of at least 40 veterans…

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    Defense Department Financial Management

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing about improving financial management at the Department of Defense. Military officials from…

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