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    School Lunch Programs

    Nutrition experts testified on school lunch programs across the U.S. and potential changes to strengthen the delivery and quality of those programs. Julia Bauscher, the president-elect…

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    Campus Sexual Assault Legislation

    A bipartisan group of senators talked about The Campus Accountability and Safety Act, the bill they were introducing to fight sexual assault on college campuses. They were joined by…

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    Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Administrator Gina McCarthy testified n the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. In June 2014, the EPA proposed…

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    Marine Corps Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the nomination of General Joseph F. Dunford as U.S. Marine Corps commandant. Among his statements General Dunford told committee…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Raoul Wallenberg

    Congress posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg for saving tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust. He was detained by…

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    Climate Change Issues

    Four former Republican Environmental Protection Agency administrators were among the witnesses at a hearing on efforts to address global climate change. The former administrators, invited…

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    Child Nutrition Programs

    Education, medical, and military officials testified about some of the ways child nutrition programs affect issues such as national security, economic vitality, and the health of children…

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    Military Compensation, Panel 1

    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey and his fellow service chiefs testified on Defense Department proposals for military compensation. They urged lawmakers to accept Defense…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Transportation Infrastructure

    Witnesses testified on national, state and local perspectives on the need for federal transportation infrastructure investment and priorities for the next surface transportation…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter began a series of six roll call votes to confirm the following judicial and executive branch nominations (all need a…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate reconvened for a period of morning business with senators allowed to speak for up to ten minutes each. At 5:00 p.m. ET senators began talking about climate change. At 5:30…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued debate on the nomination of Rose Eilene Gottemoeller to be undersecretary of State for Arms ontrol and International Security. Following votes, the Senate began…

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    Military Sexual Assault

    Two former military service members, Defense Department officials, and mental health professionals testified at a hearing on the relationship between military sexual assault, post-traumatic…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began with a reading by Senator Angus King (I-ME) of President George Washington’s farewell address and thereafter proceeded to a period of morning…

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    Transportation infrastructure Investments

    Thomas Donohue and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka testified on federal funding for transportation infrastructure and MAP-21, the current transportation law that expires in September 2014.…

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    Senate Session

    Following leader remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to ten minutes on any topic. At 11 a.m., the Senate proceeded to…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1926, the flood insurance bill.

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    The Shriver Report, Afternoon Session

    Panelists discussed a report finding that one in three American women were living on the brink of poverty. In the afternoon session they discussed the role of men in women’s…

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    Senate Pro Forma Session

    The U.S. Senate convened for a pro forma session.

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