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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 62-37 to approve a trade promotion authority bill. A currency manipulation amendment to the trade promotion authority bill by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Debbie…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued working on fast-track trade authority promotion legislation. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke for approximately 10 hours and 30 minutes in opposition to provisions…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted in favor of beginning debate on a fast-track trade promotion authority bill. Members also passed H.R. 1295 that expands trade preferences with Africa, as well as a…

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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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    Veterans' Health Care and Benefits

    Witnesses, including Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson, testified at a hearing on the implementation and future of the Veterans Choice program, which allows veterans on…

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    Defense Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified about the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. Secretary Carter…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 51-48 to adopt the House and Senate budget conference report for fiscal year 2016.

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    Veterans Affairs Department Budget for Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017

    Secretary Robert McDonald testified on the Department of Veterans Affairs' budget requests for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The proposed budget was $168.8 billion, including funding to…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Members resumed debate and voting on amendments to S.Con.Res. 11, the Senate Republican budget resolution for fiscal year 2016.

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    Community Banks and Credit Unions

    Witnesses testified on the impact of regulations introduced by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act on community banks and credit unions. Small banks received a relaxation of restrictions by the…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    House and Senate leaders held a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal to members of the 1st Special Service Force for their role in the liberation of Europe in World War…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed consideration of S. 1, a bill to approve construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

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    Senate Session

    The Senate took three roll call votes on President Obama’s nominees for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Advanced Research Projects…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for debate and voted on several nominations. Senator James Rockefeller IV delivered his farewell speech.

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    Senate Democratic Leadership Elections

    Senate Democrats spoke to reporters after holding elections for party leadership in the 114th Congress.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for the first time since the 2014 midterm elections. Following leader remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business. At 5:30 Eastern Standard Time,…

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    History of Native American Treaties

    Robert Clinton talked about the history of treaties between Native Americans and non-native settlers. He traced the evolution of Anglo-American treaties and how they shifted from…

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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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