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    Chronic Illness

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on the problems faced by patients living with chronic disease illness, and some of the shortcomings in the health care system. Among the…

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    Democratic Leaders on Immigration

    House and Senate Democratic leaders held a news conference to mark the one-year anniversary of the Senate’s passage of immigration reform legislation. The House had yet to act on an…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate advanced the nomination of Cheryl Ann Krause as judge in the U.S. Third Circuit. Members also voted on the ambassadorial nominations of Stuart Jones, Iraq, and Robert…

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    Health and Human Services Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee held a confirmation hearing to consider the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be Health and Human Services…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business. Senators voted 54-42 to block S. 2223, a bill raising the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 over two years. Members…

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    Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified on her department’s fiscal year 2015 budget request, and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Tax Break Extension Bill Markup

    The Senate Finance Committee marked up the “tax extenders” bill, legislation that would extend a set of expired and soon-to-expire temporary tax breaks. They approved the…

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    Senate Democratic Economic Agenda

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and other Democratic leaders outlined their economic agenda for the year. They said they would focus on legislation to raise the minimum wage,…

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    Food and Drug Administration Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified on the fiscal year 2015 initiatives and priorities for her agency. She answered questions on antibiotics…

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    Treasury Secretary Lew on Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified on President Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. In his testimony Secretary Lew called the plan a clear path forward for economic…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened to resume work on H.R. 2642, the farm bill. The House passed the measure January 31.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate passed the flood insurance bill by a 67-32 vote.

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    Central Intelligence Agency and State Department Nominations

    The Senate Select Intelligence Committee heard testimony on the nominations of Daniel Bennett Smith to be assistant secretary of State for intelligence and research and Caroline Dianne…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.3204, the Pharmaceutical Drug Compounding bill.

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    Wildfire Risks

    The deputy chief of the U.S. Forest Service, local officials, and business leaders testified on the need to fund projects reducing fire hazards on federal lands.

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    Affordable Care Act Implementation Problems

    Marilyn Tavenner, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), testified at a hearing on the online health insurance marketplace. In her testimony she said…

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    Farm Bill Conference Committee

    Members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees held their first public meeting to consider the 2013 farm bill.

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    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on the Debt Limit

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified on raising the debt limit. In his remarks he warned the committee that failing to raise the debt ceiling could cause havoc in financial markets,…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    *At a TBD, the Senate will consider the following judicial nominations under a unanimous consent agreement that allows for up to 30 mins of debate, equally divided and controlled by…

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