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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 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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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for the first time since the 2014 midterm elections. Following leader remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business. At 5:30 Eastern Standard Time,…

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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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    Secretary Hagel and General Dempsey on ISIS Threat

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on President Obama’s strategy for combating ISIS* militants. Secretary Hagel outlined the…

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    Islamic State Senatorial Briefing Stakeout

    Senators spoke with reporters and responded to questions following a closed-door briefing on President Obama’s plan to deal with the threat of ISIL* militants to U.S. interests at…

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    Senate Session

    Senators spoke on a variety of topics including the 13th anniversary of the September 11th attacks and military action against ISIS. The Senate voted on S.J.Res 19, a joint resolution…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business, with members allowed to speak on a range of issues. The Senate voted on nominations, followed by a vote to begin debate on a…

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    Cell Phones and Consumer Protection

    Witnesses testified about the practice of “cramming” wireless phone bills, in which consumers are charged for unauthorized third-party services. Terrell McSweeny,…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on a $3.6 billion emergency supplemental spending bill, which included $2.7 billion to deal with southern border issues, $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 2569, the Bring Jobs Home Act, 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 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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    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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