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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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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate reconvened for a legislative session. The Senate voted 98-2 to advance H.R. 240, a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security on the fifth attempt. Senators James…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate has voted 93-5 to confirm Ashton Carter to be the next defense secretary. Republican Senators Blunt (MO), Crapo (ID), Kirk (IL), Risch (ID), and Boozman (AR) voted…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate has passed S. 295, the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act of 2015, which sets forth guidelines…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following leader remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to speak for up to ten minutes each on a variety of topics.

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    Senate Session

    Senators debated and voted on the nomination of Michael Botticelli to be director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. He was confirmed by a 92-0 vote.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed initial debate on H.R. 240, a bill to fund the Department of Homeland of Security.

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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 Session, Part 1

    Following morning hour business, the Senate continued debate on the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act (H.R. 203). The Senate voted 99-0 to approve S.167, the Clay Hunt…

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    Attorney General Confirmation Hearing, Day 2

    Journalists, attorneys, law enforcement officials, and others testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the second day nomination hearings for Loretta Lynch’s nomination to…

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    Attorney General Nomination Hearing, Day 1, Part 3

    Loretta Lynch testified about her nomination for U.S. attorney general and her qualifications for the position. Among the topics she addressed were immigration, voting rights, marijuana…

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    Attorney General Confirmation Hearing, Day 1, Part 1

    Loretta Lynch testified about her nomination for U.S. attorney general and her qualifications for the position. Among the topics she addressed were immigration, National Security Agency…

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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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    Senators Leahy and Flake and Representative Van Hollen on U.S.-Cuba Policy Changes

    Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) reacted to President Obama’s announcement of changes to U.S. policy toward Cuba…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on a $577 billion defense spending bill, nominations, and a $1.1 trillion spending deal approved by the House on December 11th. Senator Cruz (R-TX) raised a…

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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, Part 2

    After a period of morning business, the Senate debated bills and nominees. They approved two of President Obama’s nominations.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. Senators from both parties reacted to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s release of its report on CIA enhanced interrogation…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate took three roll call votes on President Obama’s nominees for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Advanced Research Projects…

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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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