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    Senate Session

    The Senate was expected to hold confirmation votes on several nominations.

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    Marine Corps Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the nomination of General Joseph F. Dunford as U.S. Marine Corps commandant. Among his statements General Dunford told committee…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 71-26 to confirm Julian Castro to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Senators also debated S. 2363, a bill to make more federal land…

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    Communication Network Updates

    Internet industry experts testified on the implications of updating copper wire-based telephone service to Internet-based networks, also known as Internet protocol (IP)…

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    Effects of Climate Change on Wildlife and Agriculture

    Environmental specialists from the fishing, forestry, farming, and wildlife sectors testified on the economic effects of climate change on wildlife and agriculture industries.Senator Jon…

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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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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for legislative business.

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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    Janet Yellen testified before the Senate Budget Committee on the U.S. economic outlook. Ms. Yellen expressed a positive outlook on the economy, but said the Federal Reserve needed…

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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellenn testified at a Joint Economic Committee hearing about the state of the U.S. economy. She said that she expected economic activity to move at a…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following any leader remarks and a period of morning business, the Senate held six procedural votes on the following nominations: 1. Sheryl Lipman to be U.S. District Judge for the Western…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened with a period of morning business. Senators vote by a 61-35 margin to invoke cloture on H.R. 3979, a five-month extension of long-term unemployment benefits

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    Environmental Protection Agency Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Environmental Protection Agency Administration Gina McCarthy testified on her agency’s fiscal year 2015 budget request. Many of the questions centered on oversight of the agency…

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    Fiscal Year 2015 Budget for U.S. Forces in Asia-Pacific

    Admiral Samuel Locklear and General Curtis Scaparrotti testified on the fiscal year 2015 budget request for U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces in Korea. The hearing was primarily…

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    Afghanistan Assessment

    General Joseph Dunford Jr., the commander of coalition troops in Afghanistan, testified on troop presence in Afghanistan post-2014. General Dunford said that Afghan forces would…

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    Intelligence and Military Nominations

    General Paul Selva and Navy Vice Admiral Michael Rogers testified at a hearing on their respective nominations. General Selva was chosen to lead the U.S. Transportation Command, and…

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    Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Authorization

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chair General Martin Dempsey testified on the fiscal year 2015 defense budget request. It included $495.6 billion in spending, roughly…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business, during which senators were allowed to speak on any topic for up to ten minutes each. Thereafter, members resumed initial work on…

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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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    Transportation infrastructure Investments

    Thomas Donohue and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka testified on federal funding for transportation infrastructure and MAP-21, the current transportation law that expires in September 2014.…

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    Senate Session

    Following leader remarks, the Senate continued initial work on S. 1963, the Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act. The bill would repeal a $6 billion cut to military pensions that was…

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