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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session and the Senators speak on a variety of topics. The Senate voted, 95-0, to confirm President Obama’s nomination of Alfred Bennett to be…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued debate on its fiscal year 2016 budget resolution. The Senate voted on a continuous “vote-a-rama” procedure on amendments to S. Con. Res 11, the…

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    Alzheimer's Disease Research

    Witnesses testified on the status of Alzheimer’s disease research, prevention, and possible cures. Topics included the progress of research and the need for more…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate began work on the its fiscal year 2016 budget resolution, which was amended and passed by the Senate Budget Committee the previous week. Members also voted on William Doyle,…

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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 unanimously approved Carlos Monje, Jr., 94-0, for assistant secretary of the Department of Transportation.  Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) fave his maiden speech on the Senate…

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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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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following morning business, the Senste debate S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, a bill that seeks to provide justice for victims of trafficking by imposing fines and…

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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

    The Senate voted, 53-46 to disapprove the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule on unions. The Senate failed to override President Obama’s veto of S.1, a bill to construct…

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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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    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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