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    Education Testing and Accountability

    State and local officials from around the country testified on potential changes to the No Child Left Behind law, signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2002. Topics of discussion…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of S.1, a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate was in a period of morning business. Time was being devoted to Keystone XL pipeline legislation, which was introduced on Monday by Senator John Hoeven (R-ND).

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    Senate Session

    The Senate cleared, by unanimous consent, a resolution continuing current federal funding for two days, giving the chamber time to debate H.R. 83, the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill,…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered a House-passed defense authorization bill, which authorized $585 billion for defense programs for 2015.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business, with senators permitted to speak on any topic and introduce bills. Later, they voted on several of President Obama’s…

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    West Africa Ebola Outbreak

    Federal health officials and health workers testified at a joint hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Ebola…

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    U.S. Senate

    The Senate debated on amending the Constitution to allow for curbing election spending. The Senate voted 73-25 to proceed to the S. 2199, the Paycheck Fairness Act, which deals with…

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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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