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    Senate Democrats on Judicial Nominations

    Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) held a news conference to urge Senate Republicans to begin confirming judicial nominees. They also spoke…

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    Annual Constitutional Awards

    Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) were presented Constitutional Champion Awards by the Constitution Project during the group’s 2015 Constitutional Champions Gala in…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate by a 56-43 vote confirmed Loretta Lynch to become the 83rd attorney general and first African-American woman to the position.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed 99-0 the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (S. 178), anti-human trafficking legislation that would impose fines and others penalties against persons convicted…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened with a period of morning business before resuming debate on S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act.

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    Diplomacy and Foreign Aid Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Ben Affleck, Bill Gates, and other witnesses testified at a hearing on diplomacy and foreign aid. They talked about the work being done in Africa, and the value of continuing to invest…

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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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    Senate Session

    The Senate by a 57-41 margin failed for a third time to end debate on the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (S. 178). Democrats voted against cloture because of their…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Senators spoke about S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015. and other topics. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) delivered his maiden floor speech.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate voted on ending debate, also known as invoking cloture, on S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015. The vote failed by a 55-43 margin. Democrats objected…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate unanimously approved Carlos Monje, Jr., 94-0, for assistant secretary of the Department of Transportation.  Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) fave his maiden speech on the Senate…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senators spoke on a variety of topics. The impasse over an abortion rider in S. 178, a bill that seeks to provide justice for…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate was debating S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. No agreement has been reached on how to proceed on…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following morning business, the Senste debate S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, a bill that seeks to provide justice for victims of trafficking by imposing fines and…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. Senators voted, 92 - 0, to approve the nomination of Daniel Marti to be the White House’s intellectual property enforcement…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted, 53-46 to disapprove the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule on unions. The Senate failed to override President Obama’s veto of S.1, a bill to construct…

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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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    Attorney General Nomination Vote

    The Senate Judiciary Committee met in executive session to consider and vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be attorney general, as well as legislation under its…

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