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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, a bill that would reauthorize and overhaul a 1998 federal job training programs law that expired in 2003.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to ten minutes each. Members voted on three judicial confirmation votes as well as the…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate was scheduled to vote on the following: 1.Cloture on David Barron to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the First Circuit 2.Confirmation of Elisebeth Collins Cook to be a member of the…

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    Health and Human Services Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Finance Committee held a confirmation hearing to consider the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. This was her…

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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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    2014 Trade Policy Agenda

    Michael Froman testified on before the Senate Finance Committee on President Obama’s 2014 trade policy agenda. He said that there was progress in the Trans-Pacific Partnership…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Campaign Finance Disclosure

    The Senate Rules and Administration Committee held a hearing on campaign finance law, the first congressional hearing since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier in the month that struck…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate debated S. 2223, a bill that would raise the hourly minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 over two years. 

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    Tax Code Reform

    Republican members of Congress held a press conference n tax policy and the need for tax reform. Grover Norquist made opening remarks.

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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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    Tax Preparation Industry

    Government officials and professional tax preparers testified before the Senate Finance Committee on the tax preparation industry. They discussed national licensing for the industry…

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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 Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business with senators allowed to speak for up to 10 minutes each. Thereafter, members resumed work on H.R. 3979, a bill to extend expired…

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    International Health Care Models

    Health care professionals and analysts testified about the single-payer health care systems in Taiwan, Canada, Denmark, and France. The hearing focused on lessons the U.S. could learn…

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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

    The Senate convened with a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of S.1982, the veterans benefits bill. Michael Connor was confirmed to be the deputy secretary of…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began with a reading by Senator Angus King (I-ME) of President George Washington’s farewell address and thereafter proceeded to a period of morning…

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    U.S. ElectionProceedures

    Co-chairs for the President’s Commission on Election Administration testified on their recommendations for improving U.S. election proceedures. Committee members studied problems…

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