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    International Health Care Models

    Health care professionals and analysts testified about the single-payer health care systems in Taiwan, Canada, Denmark, and France. The hearing focused on lessons the U.S. could learn…

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    Senate Hearing on Benghazi Consulate Attack

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. During her testimony, she choked up as she spoke of comforting…

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    Senate Ceremonial Swearing-in

    Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected senators. The event happens at the start of each Congress in the Old Senate…

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    Secretary of State Nomination Hearing

    Senator John Kerry (D-MA) testified about his nomination as secretary of state. Among the topics he addressed were Iran’s nuclear weapon program, Afghanistan, and the civil war…

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    Authorization for Use of Military Force in Syria

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Joint Chiefs Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the Obama administrations’s case for the use of force against…

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    Affordable Care Act Implementation Problems

    Marilyn Tavenner, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), testified at a hearing on the online health insurance marketplace. In her testimony she said…

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    Assault Weapons Ban Bill

    Democratic senators and representatives, local officials, gun violence victims, and others spoke to reporters about the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Senator Dianne Feinstein, the sponsor of…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened and resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S.649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013.

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    Access to Primary Heath Care

    Physicians, nurses, and other health care industry officials testified on ways to increase Americans' access to primary care doctors. The Association of American Medical Colleges…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and proceeded to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Cornelia Pillard to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia. The session…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate blocked by a vote of 55-43 S. 1845, a bill to extend unemployment insurance benefits that expired at the end of 2013. Members confirmed 96-0 the nomination of Senator Max Baucus…

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    Senate Markup on Military Force in Syria

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee marked up and approved a resolution on authorization for the use of military force in Syria in response to use of chemical weapons against civilians…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and resumed consideration of S.649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013.

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    Retirement Savings

    Retirement specialists testified on the state of workers' retirement funds. According to a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee study, the difference between what…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate met to consider the unemployment insurance extension and the nomination of Janet Yellen for the Federal Reserve.

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    Higher Education

    College and university presidents and a vice president of a career advancement organization testified at a hearing on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. They focused on…

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    Federal Student Loan Program

    Witnesses testified on ways the Higher Education Act can be improved to help students and their families navigate the federal student loan process. Issues discussed included the need…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following remarks from the majority leader, senators were permitted to speak for up to ten minutes each. The pending business was the motion to proceed to S. 1569, the debt limit bill.…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed consideration of S 744, the immigration bill.
    *At 5:30pm, the Senate will take a cloture vote on the Leahy amendment #1183, which was modified with the text of the…

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    United Nations Ambassador Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a nomination hearing for Samantha Power to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Ms. Power was pressed by several committee…

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