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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, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1314, the legislative vehicle for fast-track trade promotion authority and trade adjustment assistance.

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    Rural Health Obstacles

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on challenges faced by health care patients and providers in rural communities. Officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the…

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    Defense Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified about the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. Secretary Carter…

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    National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    The director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the heads of several medical research institutes testified on the NIH fiscal year 2016 budget request. The witnesses…

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    Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified on her department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. The request totaled $83.8 billion, including funds for improving…

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    Department of Education Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Witnesses testified on the Department of Education’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. He said that budget sequestration was having an impact on learning and needed to be…

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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 voted 47-43 to block a motion to force a conference with the House on H.R. 240, a Homeland Security spending bill that funded the department through September 30, 2015.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 240, a bill funding the Homeland Security Department.

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    Senate Ceremonial Swearing-In

    Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected senators. The event happens at the start of each Congress in the Old Senate Chamber. The…

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    Federal Government Response to Ebola

    The Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing about ongoing federal government efforts to protect Americans from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Witnesses included Health and…

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    Senate Session

    Senators spoke on a variety of topics including the 13th anniversary of the September 11th attacks and military action against ISIS. The Senate voted on S.J.Res 19, a joint resolution…

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    School Lunch Programs

    Nutrition experts testified on school lunch programs across the U.S. and potential changes to strengthen the delivery and quality of those programs. Julia Bauscher, the president-elect…

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    Emergency Funding for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Witnesses testified on President Obama’s request for emergency funds to deal with the flood of migrant children from Central America at the U.S. border. The respective…

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    Senator Thad Cochran Primary Victory Speech

    Incumbent Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) spoke to supporters following his victory in the Mississippi primary runoff election against State Senator Chris McDaniel (R).

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for legislative business.

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    Federal Investment in Innovation

    Witnesses that included the heads of the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz testified on federal investments in…

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    Department of Energy Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and his deputy, Daniel Poneman, testified on their department’s fiscal year 2015 $27.9 billion budget request. Other topics included climate change…

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    Defense Health Programs Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Surgeons General from the Army, Navy and Air Force testified on the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2015 health programs budget request. The Defense Health Program procurement…

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