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    Air Traffic Control Modernization

    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta was among a panel of witnesses who testified on his agency’s efforts to modernize the air traffic control system,…

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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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    FAA Reauthorization and Airline Safety

    Officials from several aviation safety agencies testified at a hearing on reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Topics included pilot fatigue and training, regulations…

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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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    U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    U.S. Pacific Command Admiral Samuel Locklear and General Curtis Scaparrotti, the commander of U.S. forces in Korea, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee about their fiscal…

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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following their weekly caucus lunch. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) specifically addressed disagreement with Democrats over a path forward for…

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    Fiscal Year 2016 Defense Authorization Request

    The leaders of U.S. Central Command, U.S. Africa Command, and special operations forces testified on their proposed fiscal year 2016 spending for their respective units. They also…

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    Senate Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Markup, Day 2

    The Senate Budget Committee met to mark up its budget proposal for fiscal year 2016, which begins October 1, 2015. Dozens of amendments on a variety of domestic and foreign policy issues…

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    Senate Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Markup, Day 1

    The Senate Budget Committee marked up the Senate fiscal year 2016 budget proposal. Senators offered opening statements and initial thoughts on the resolution. Republicans backed…

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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight Hearing

    The commissioners testified at a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) oversight hearing about operations and budget. The focus was on their recent open Internet vote classifying the…

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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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    National Wireless Public Safety Network

    Representatives of federal agencies and first responder groups testified at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing hearing on progress made toward establishing the First Responder Network…

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    Navy Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Navy Secretary Raymond Mabus, Naval Operations Chief Admiral John Greenert, and Marine Corps Commandant General Joseph Dunford testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on 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 before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the fiscal year 2016 budget request for the…

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    Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Janet McCabe testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposals to limit emissions from new and existing…

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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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    National Prayer Breakfast

    President Obama spoke at the annual National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton Hotel. He said the U.S. would never stop fighting for freedom of religion around the…

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    National Prayer Breakfast Introduction

    Opening remarks and an invocation were delivered at the annual National Prayer Breakfast before a pause to await the arrival of the president. This event at the Washington Hilton Hotel was…

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    Secretary of Defense Confirmation Hearing

    Former Defense Department Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be secretary of defense. He answered two full rounds…

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    Budget Control Act of 2011 and Sequestration

    The heads of the military branches testified on the impact of sequestration Defense Department budget cuts on national security.

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