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    Veterans Affairs Modernization

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald and two other VA officials testified at a hearing on the department’s strategic plan to improve and modernize agency…

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    Visa Waiver Program

    Current and former State Department and Homeland Security Department officials testified at a hearing on the national security implications of the visa waiver program. The witnesses,…

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    Non-Veterans Affairs Health Care Programs

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs' plan to consolidate its seven non-VA health care programs into the Choice Program. The program allows veterans…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on the House-passed budget reconciliation bill, which includes provisions to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act.

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    Terrorist Threat and Syrian Refugee Crisis

    Administration officials and terrorism experts testified on the threat posed by ISIS* and how the group may exploit the Syrian refugee crisis to plot attacks against the U.S. Panelists from…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate passed by a 91-3 margin passed a defense authorization bill, and the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill by a 93-0 vote.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed consideration of H.R. 2029, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. Members also confirmed Scott Allen to be the U.S.…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate blocked the fiscal year 2016 defense spending bill. Senators also advanced consideration H.R. 2029, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate began consideration of a two-year, $80 billion budget deal that also raises the debt ceiling.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated S. 754, which would encourage private companies and the federal government to voluntarily share information about cyber threats and data breaches, as well as grant…

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    Homeland Security Threats

    Senior Obama administration officials testified at a hearing on potential threats to the United States. The witnesses were FBI Director James Comey, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 70-27 to pass the fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill. 

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    Veterans Health Legislation

    Veterans Affairs Department officials and advocates testified at hearing on pending health and benefits legislation. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Joe…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted to block a spending bill for military construction and Department of Veterans Affairs programs.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 78-20 in favor of a continuing resolution to fund the federal government beyond the September 30 deadline, through December 11, 2015.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate by a 53-46 margin failed to get the 60 votes needed to proceed to S.1881, a bill by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood.

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Semiannual Report

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray testified on his agency’s semi-annual report. The latest report, released in June 2015, last month, showed…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, legislation that would change the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law by granting more authority to states and local school…

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    Avian Flu Threat

    Federal regulators, industry leaders, and researchers testified at a hearing on the economic and national security threats of avian flu to poultry farms and the general public. Avian…

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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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