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    Senate Session

    The Senate failed to advance consideration of an energy policy bill dealing with the electric grid, natural gas exports, energy efficiency standards, and reauthorization of the federal Land…

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    Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

    Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH), Governor Peter Shumlin (D-VT), federal drug policy officials, and advocates testified at a hearing on heroin and…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 52-40 to block a veto override of President Obama’s veto of a disapproval resolution on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations governing interstate…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Wilhelmina Marie Wright’s nomination to be a U.S. District Judge for the District of Minnesota.

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    Senate Session

    Following a period of morning business, senators confirmed Luis Felipe Restrepo’s nomination to be U.S. circuit judge for the Third Circuit. Members also passed a resolution…

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    Senate Session

    Senators gave general speeches.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. Members gave general speeches.

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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Oversight

    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on his agency’s operations. Mr. Comey discussed the…

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    Beer Industry Proposed Merger

    Representatives of the brewing industry and antitrust experts testified at a hearing on Anheuser-Busch InBev’s proposed acquisition of SABMiller.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved by voice vote a two-week extension of highway and mass transit funding.

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    Bipartisanship in Congress

    Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Mike Lee (R-UT) talked about bipartisanship and their efforts to work across political lines. They discussed legislation they cosponsored that…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued initial debate via a motion to proceed to the Federal Water Quality Protection Act (S. 1140), The bill seeks to change an Obama administration rule dealing with the…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate began consideration of a two-year, $80 billion budget deal that also raises the debt ceiling.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved a highway funding bill in a voice vote. 

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on a cybersecurity information sharing bill. Members also paid tribute to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) as he cast his 15,000th vote.

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    Landmark Cases interview with Senator Patrick Leahy

    Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about U.S. Supreme Court landmark decisions and their relevance today. He also discussed the relationship between…

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    Sentencing Laws and the Prison System

    Justice Department officials and advocates testified at a hearing on legislation aimed at changing mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain drug offenders. Witnesses included…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed the nomination of Dale Drozd to be a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California. The chamber then returned to work on its compromise bill…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate voted to block consideration of a defense appropriations bill. Senators also voted to block H.R. 36, a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with exceptions in…

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