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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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    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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    Campus Sexual Assaults

    Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Dean Heller (R-NV) testified on their bill, the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, intended to combat…

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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, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate 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, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate 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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    University of Denver Commencement Address

    Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) gave the commencement address to the 2015 graduating class of the University of Denver.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act. It would change the No Child Left Behind Law by giving more authority to states and local school districts.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1735, a fiscal year 2016 national defense authorization bill for weapons and defense programs.

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    Senate Session, Part 4

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate voted to block consideration of two bills to temporarily extend expiring PATRIOT Act NSA surveillance provisions set to expire…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 62-37 to approve a trade promotion authority bill. A currency manipulation amendment to the trade promotion authority bill by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Debbie…

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    Improving Disease Treatment

    Dr. Francis Collins was among the three witnesses who updated the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on President Obama’s Precision Medicine…

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    Trade Legislation Markup

    The Senate Finance Committee marked up legislation relating to pending trade-related measures. Those measures included trade promotion authority that would give the president broad…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate debated motions to instruct conferees on the fiscal year 2016 budget resolutions. At 2:49 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, members observed a moment of silence in honor of the…

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    Senate Session, Part 3

    After the Senate failed to pass amendments to the underlying bill, the Senate passed H. Res. 2, on a 98-2 vote. The bill provides a permanent payment plan for doctors of medicare…

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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, Part 2

    Members resumed debate and voting on amendments to S.Con.Res. 11, the Senate Republican budget resolution for fiscal year 2016.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued debate for a second day on its fiscal year 2016 Republican budget resolution, S. Con. Res. 11, voting on three amendments to the resolution. Two amendments…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted for the fourth and fifth times on ending debate, also known as invoking cloture, on S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act. Both votes…

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