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    Federal Law Enforcement Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Requests

    Leaders of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Marshals Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives testified at a Senate…

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    Monetary Policy Report

    Chair Janet Yellen testified about the Federal Reserve Board’s semiannual report on monetary policy and the U.S. economic outlook for the year. She said that despite continued…

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    Community Banks and Credit Unions

    Witnesses testified on the impact of regulations introduced by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act on community banks and credit unions. Small banks received a relaxation of restrictions by the…

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    Iran Sanctions Bill Markup

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee met to mark up legislation that would impose new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program if negotiators fail to reach a…

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    Federal Government Response to Ebola

    The Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing about ongoing federal government efforts to protect Americans from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Witnesses included Health and…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    By a vote of 78-22, the Senate cleared H.J. Res 124, a measure to fund the government through December 11, for President Obama’s signature. The House passed the measure 273-156,…

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    Financial Regulatory System

    Leaders of federal financial agencies testified on the status of the the rulemaking finalization process and reform policies included in the Dodd-Frank financial regulations law.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on the nomination of Robert McDonald for secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. His nomination was confirmed with a 97-0 vote. After debate on…

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    Emergency Funding for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Witnesses testified on President Obama’s request for emergency funds to deal with the flood of migrant children from Central America at the U.S. border. The respective…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed initial work on H.R. 4660, the Commerce, Science, Justice and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

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    Senate Hearing on Housing Nominations

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Development Committee heard testimony from Housing and Urban Development secretary nominee Julian Castro, and Federal Housing Finance Agency inspector…

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    Federal Investment in Innovation

    Witnesses that included the heads of the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz testified on federal investments in…

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    Department of Justice Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Attorney General Eric Holder and Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified on their department’s fiscal year 2015 budget request, which totaled $27.4 billion, including $25.3…

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    Monetary Policy Report

    Chair Janet Yellen testified about the Federal Reserve Board’s semiannual report on monetary policy and the U.S. economic outlook for the year. In her opening statement she told…

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    Alzheimer's Disease Research

    Witnesses testified on the economic effect of Alzheimer’s Disease in the U.S. and the latest science and research. National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins used…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1926, the flood insurance bill.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed consideration of the House message to accompany H.R.3547, the vehicle for the omnibus appropriations bill.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1845, the Unemployment Extension Act.

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    Federal Reserve Chair Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Janet Yellen for Federal Reserve chair. Many senators' questions focused on when the Federal…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring 1963 Birmingham Bombing Victims

    House and Senate leaders posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the victims of the 1963 16th St. Baptist Church bombing. On September 15, 1963, shortly after the…

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