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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Secretary of State John Kerry, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz testified before…

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    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Confirmation Hearing

    General Joseph Dunford testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Committee members asked General Dunford for his…

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    Encryption Technology and Terrorism

    FBI Director James Comey testified on new encryption technologies and the challenge the pose to law enforcement and counterterrorism operations. He specifically talked about how ISIS*…

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified on U.S. strategy in combating ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria. A broad range of topics…

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    Droughts in Western States

    Officials from the Department of the Interior and the Arizona and Washington state governments testified on drought conditions in several Western states. California officials had…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted to limit debate on the motion to proceed to H.R, 2048, a House-passed bill to extend expiring PATRIOT Act surveillance provisions, which would also make changes to the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued working on fast-track trade authority promotion legislation. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke for approximately 10 hours and 30 minutes in opposition to provisions…

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    Wildfire Management

    Environmental and firefighting experts testified on the role of government in wildfire management. The hearing focused on the effects of wildfires on communities prone to them.

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    Quadrennial Energy Review

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz testified at a hearing on the first installment of the Obama administration’s Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). The review provided policy…

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    U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    U.S. Pacific Command Admiral Samuel Locklear and General Curtis Scaparrotti, the commander of U.S. forces in Korea, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee about their fiscal…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued debate on its fiscal year 2016 budget resolution. The Senate voted on a continuous “vote-a-rama” procedure on amendments to S. Con. Res 11, the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senators spoke on a variety of topics. The impasse over an abortion rider in S. 178, a bill that seeks to provide justice for…

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    Interior Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee about her department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. Topics included a $1…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following leader remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each on a variety of topics.

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    Guantanamo Bay Prison

    The Defense Department’s Brian McKeon and the National Counterterrorism Center’s Nicholas Rasmussen testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee about the future of the…

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    Secretary of Defense Confirmation Hearing

    Former Defense Department Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be secretary of defense. He answered two full rounds…

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    Senate Bipartisan Lunch Stakeout

    Senators Bob Corker (R-TN), John Thune (R-SD), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) spoke to reporters following a bipartisan policy luncheon. After Senator…

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    Military Retirement and Compensation Changes

    Members of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission testified on their efforts to make changes to pensions, health care, and retirement compensation for members of…

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    Budget Control Act of 2011 and Sequestration

    The heads of the military branches testified on the impact of sequestration Defense Department budget cuts on national security.

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    Liquified Natural Gas Permitting

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on legislation that would expedite federal approval of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporting facilities.

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