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    Air Traffic Control Modernization

    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta was among a panel of witnesses who testified on his agency’s efforts to modernize the air traffic control system,…

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    U.S. Policy in Iraq and Syria

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on U.S. policy in Iraq and Syria following the loss of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, which was captured by ISIS* on May 17, 2015. The witnesses argued that the…

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    Transportation Security Administration Confirmation Hearing

    Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger testified at a hearing on his nomination to be Homeland Security assistant secretary and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 62-38 to advance consideration of a trade promotion authority bill. Senators also voted on several judicial nominations.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted in favor of beginning debate on a fast-track trade promotion authority bill. Members also passed H.R. 1295 that expands trade preferences with Africa, as well as a…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on the motion to proceed to H.R. 1214, a trade promotion authority bill. Earlier, members voted 84-12 to confirm the nomination of Sally Yates to be deputy…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated and passed S. Con. Res. 16, 88-0, a resolution stating U.S. policy on hostages in Iran.

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    Senate Democrats on Highway Infrastructure Spending

    Senate Democrats held a news conference about the need for increased funding for the nation’s infrastructure and the Highway Trust Fund which would expire at the end of the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 98-1 to approve H.R. 1191, a bill requiring President Obama to submit any nuclear agreement with Iran to Congress for review. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) voted against the…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1191, a bill that would require the president to submit any nuclear agreement with Iran to Congress for review.

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    FAA Reauthorization and Airline Safety

    Officials from several aviation safety agencies testified at a hearing on reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Topics included pilot fatigue and training, regulations…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1191, a bill that would require President Obama to submit any nuclear agreement with Iran to Congress for review. Members confirmed, 87-0, Dava Newman to…

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    Trade Legislation Markup

    The Senate Finance Committee marked up legislation relating to pending trade-related measures. Those measures included trade promotion authority that would give the president broad…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed 99-0 the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (S. 178), anti-human trafficking legislation that would impose fines and others penalties against persons convicted…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. lawmakers resumed consideration of S. 178, the anti-human trafficking bill. Senators confirmed 91-0, Judge George Hanks, Jr to the…

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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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