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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on the nomination of Pamela Harris to be district judge for the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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    Cruise Passenger Safety

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee met to discuss the Cruise Passenger Protection Act. The hearing examined the safety and security regulations of the cruising…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on S. 2569, a bill that would provide tax incentives for businesses to bring offshore jobs back to the U.S.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted on three district court judge nominations: Andre Birotte’s to the Central District of California, Robin Rosenberg to the Southern District of Florida, and John…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate took cloture votes on three district judge nominations.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed 94-0 Julie Carnes, of Georgia, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated S. 2244, a bill to reauthorize the terrorism risk insurance program for seven years.

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    Telephone Scams

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on efforts to combat the proliferation of telephone scams targeting senior citizens. The committee, which was was…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    College Athletes and Academics

    NCAA President Mark Emmert, two former college football players, author and historian Taylor Branch, and other witnesses testified on college athletes and academics. The hearing was…

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    Sports Brain Injuries and Aging

    The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the link between sports-related brain injuries and developing neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, later in…

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    E-Cigarette Marketing

    Industry representatives and anti-tobacco advocates testified on e-cigarette marketing practices designed to appeal to children. In addition, the hearing also focused on the health…

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    Travel and Tourism Industry

    Witnesses testified on the government’s role in and efforts to support the U.S. travel and tourism industry. The hearing focused specifically on the 2012 National Travel and…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate held five roll call votes, including four district court confirmations and a motion to invoke cloture on Leon Rodriguez to be director of the United States Citizenship and…

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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 Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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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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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed by a 78-17 margin Sylvia Burwell to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. They also confirmed by voice vote Carolyn Hessler-Radelet to be…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate reconvened for a legislative session with the time being equally divided between the two parties. Votes were scheduled at 5:30 on judicial and executive branch nominations.

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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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