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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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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. Following leadership remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to introduce bills and speak on any…

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    Space Exploration

    Former NASA astronauts, including Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon, were among panels of witnesses testifying before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate by a 47-76 margin voted against limiting debate on H.R. 240, a House-passed Department fo Homeland Security spending bill that included provisions to block President…

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    Tax Code Reform

    Former Senators Bob Packwood (R-OR) and Bill Bradley (D-NJ) testified at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on tax code reform and lessons learned from the Tax Reform Act of 1986.

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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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    Financial Exploitation of Senior Citizens

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on efforts to combat the financial exploitation of senior citizens. Members heard from Phillip Marshall, whose late…

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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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    IRS Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen testified on the IRS' fiscal year 2016 budget request. He also spoke about tax scams and staffing shortages at the IRS…

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    Federal Freight Rail Programs

    State and local officials testified about the increased demand of railroad freight traffic for transporting commodities and the infrastructure needs to accommodate this demand. They…

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    Senate Session

    Senators have voted 62-36 to pass S. 1, a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Earlier, they voted 62-35 to limit debate on the bill. The next vote will occur…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed consideration of S. 1, a bill to approve construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed consideration of S. 1, a bill to approve construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed post-cloture debate on S.1, a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.  Earlier today, senators reached agreement to allow amendments to the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered several nominations, including Vivek Murthy to be surgeon general and Daniel Santos to sit on the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. Dr. Murthy was…

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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 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 debate and voted on several nominations. Senator James Rockefeller IV delivered his farewell speech.

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    Transportation Safety Nominations Hearing

    The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing on President Obama’s nominees to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, be assistant…

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    Takata Airbag Defects

    The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing on airbag defects of the Japanese supplier Takata, and the recall process of millions of vehicles equipped with…

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