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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued work on H.R. 2028, the legislative vehicle for an energy and water spending bill for fiscal year 2017.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization, by Energy and Natural Resources Chair Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). The bill would modernize the nation’s electric grid,…

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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 continued work on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.

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    Fiscal Year 2017 Health and Human Services Budget

    Secretary Sylvia Burwell testifies at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Department of Health and Human Services fiscal year 2017 budget proposal. She urged Congress to fund the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed H.R. 644, the Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act, which reauthorizes U.S. Customs and Border Protection and streamlines some of its procedures. The bill also…

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    Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on President Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal. He answered question on Puerto Rico’s…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 2012, an energy policy bill that would require electric grid upgrades, speed up permitting for natural gas exports, improve energy efficiency standards for…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 55-43 to block legislation to enhance security checks for Syrian and Iraqi refugees seeking asylum in the U.S.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate reconvened following a recess to allow Republican senators to attend their party’s weekly caucus lunch.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved a House-passed budget reconciliation bill, which includes provisions to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act and defunds Planned Parenthood for one year. Members…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Food and Drug Administration Confirmation Hearing

    Robert Califf testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on his nomination to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Many of senators'…

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    Wildfire Issues

    Conservation organization and firefighter union leaders testified on the threat and impact of wildfires. The hearing focused on budgetary concerns on preventing, managing, and fighting…

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    Economic Impact of EPA Toxic River Spill

    Representative Scott Tipton (R-CO) and local government and business officials testified toxic river spill caused by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and one of its contractors…

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    EPA Toxic River Spill

    Administrator Gina McCarthy testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing at hearing on the toxic river spill caused by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and…

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    Higher Education Act Reauthorization

    Education experts testified on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, and ways to improve graduation rates. The witnesses that included Witnesses included academic officials…

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    Foster Care Issues

    Witnesses that included a parent advocate, a former foster child, and two state-level child welfare officials testified on ways the federal government can reduce the number of children who…

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    Medical Innovation

    Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO), former CMS Administrator Mark McClellan, former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN), and…

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