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    Higher Education Act Reauthorization

    Education experts testified at a hearing focusing on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, and ways to improve graduation rates.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 754, a bill to incentivize private businesses and the federal government to share information about cybersecurity threats. 

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed a three-month extension for highway and mass transit programs in order to meet the July 31 funding deadline. Members also passed a six-year highway funding bill,…

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    Senate Democrats on Affordable Care Act

    Democratic Senators Christopher Murphy (PA), Tammy Baldwin (WI), Sherrod Brown (OH), and Bob Casey (PA) spoke to reporters about an amendment attached to the Senate highway transportation…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Secretary of State John Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the details of the recently…

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    Senators on Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Senators John Hoeven (R-ND), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) spoke with reporters following a…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed work 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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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed post-cloture debate on trade adjustment assistance (TAA) legislation.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated and approved the House-passed trade promotion authority (TPA) bill by a 60-38 vote. 

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    Senator Christopher Murphy on U.S. Foreign Policy

    Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT) spoke about his vision for U.S. global leadership. He highlighted eight points for a U.S. foreign policy overhaul, and included global climate change…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 71-25 on H.R. 1735, a $612 billion fiscal year 2016 Defense Authorization bill. Senators started debate on the Trade Promotion Authority bill approved by the House…

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    News Review with Senator Christopher Murphy

    Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT) talked about U.S. policy toward ISIS*, an amendment he introduced that would ban deployment of ground troops to Iraq and Syria, the ongoing debate over…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on amendments to H.R. 1735, a fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization bill, which authorizes $612 billion for weapons and defense programs. Four…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement and U.S. Middle East Policy

    Middle East scholars testified about the implications of a potential Iranian nuclear agreement for U.S. policy in the region. They discussed the threat of nuclear proliferation in the…

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    Senate Democrats on Amtrak Funding

    Senate Democrats representing states along Amtrak’s Northeast corridor held a news conference. The called on Congress to fully fund the rail service’s fiscal year 2016…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 62-38 to advance consideration of a trade promotion authority bill. Senators also voted on several judicial nominations.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1314, the legislative vehicle for fast-track trade promotion authority and trade adjustment assistance.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on the motion to proceed to H.R. 1214, a trade promotion authority bill. Members also voted 84-12 to confirm the nomination of Sally Yates for deputy attorney…

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    Justice Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified on the Justice Department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. This was her first appearance before Congress since her confirmation as…

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