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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued debate on H.R.636, the legislative vehicle for the long-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill.

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    Emergency Preparedness

    Officials from the Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Department, the Government Accountability Office, and Federal Emergency Management Agency testified at a hearing on…

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    Every Student Succeeds Act Implementation

    Education Secretary John King testified at a hearing on implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced the No Child Left Behind Act. After the hearing, Committee…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 98-0 to advance debate on H.R. 636, a $33.1 billion FAA reauthorization bill until September 30, 2017. The measure also includes new consumer protections for passengers and…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed by a 94-1 vote an opioid addiction bill, S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Lee (R-UT), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Marco Rubio…

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    U.S. Diplomacy

    Heather Higginbottom testified at a hearing on the State Department’s and U.S. Agency for International Development’s diplomatic efforts. Members questioned her on…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 524, a bill to combat opioid and heroin addiction.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on S. 524, a heroin and opioid addiction bill.

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    Education Secretary Nominee John King Confirmation Hearing

    John King testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on his nomination to be the next secretary of Education. Most of the committee members' questions…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed S. Res. 374 to honor the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on February 13, 2016.

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    State Department Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Secretary of State John Kerry testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on his department’s fiscal year 2017 budget request and foreign policy challenges facing the U.S.…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate confirmed the nomination of Scot Marciel to be U.S. ambassador to Myanmar, also known as Burma.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate was expected to resume consideration of an energy policy bill dealing with the electric grid, natural gas exports, energy efficiency standards, and reauthorization of the federal…

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    Generic Drug Approval Process and Accessibility

    Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, testified at a hearing on the accessibility of generic drugs. She talked about progress being…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued work on S. 2012, an energy policy bill and confirmed the nomination of John Michael Vasquez as a judge in the federal district court in New Jersey.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 52-40 to block a veto override of President Obama’s veto of a disapproval resolution on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations governing interstate…

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    Mental Health Care

    Public health officials and advocates testified at a hearing on federal government efforts to improve the quality and accessibility of mental health care in the U.S.

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    President Obama's Executive Actions on Gun Control

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other witnesses testified at a hearing on President Obama’s executive actions on gun control. Attorney General Lynch emphasized that the…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate blocked consideration of S. 2232, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015, which requires a full audit of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Federal Reserve…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement Implementation

    Officials from the State Department and the National Nuclear Security Administration testified at a hearing on implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement.

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