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    Phone Scams Against the Elderly

    The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the increase in the number of unwanted telephone calls, often pressure-laden scams, targeting the elderly. These types of calls…

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    Senate Democrats on Planned Parenthood

    Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and advocates held a press conference ahead of a procedural vote on a bill to repeal federal funding for…

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    Chief of Naval Operations Confirmation Hearing

    Navy Admiral John Richardson gave testimony on his nomination to become chief of naval operations. During his testimony he said that there were alternatives to the Iran nuclear deal…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Secretary John Kerry, Jack Lew, and Ernest Moniz joined Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey in testifying before the Senate Armed Services…

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    Marine Corps Commandant Confirmation Hearing

    Lieutenant General Robert Neller gave testimony on his nomination to replace General Joseph Dunford as commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. General Dunford was nominated to be the new…

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    International Soccer Governance

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the governance and integrity of international soccer. Topics included the recent scandals and leadership changes at FIFA (International Federation…

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    50th Anniversary of Vietnam War

    House and Senate leaders spoke at an official commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War in the Capitol Visitor Center. They were joined by Defense Secretary…

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    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Confirmation Hearing

    General Joseph Dunford testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Committee members asked General Dunford for his…

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    Takata Air Bag Recall

    A Senate committee hearing was held to obtain an update on the recall of defective automobile airbags manufactured by Takata and the role of the National Highway Traffic Safety…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on on H.R. 1735, the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. The Senate passed the McGuire nomination, 62-24 and the Smith nomination on a voice…

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    Health Care Law Subsidies

    Legal experts testified on health care subsidies for low and some middle income families that were established under the Affordable Care Act. The hearing occurred as a Supreme Court…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate voted to 83-14 to limit debate on the USA FREEDOM Act, which makes changes to NSA surveillance provisions under the PATRIOT act that expired midnight Sunday.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate took up H.R. 2048, the USA FREEDOM Act, which makes changes to expired PATRIOT Act provisions dealing with government surveillance and data collection.

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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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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 62-37 to approve a trade promotion authority bill. A currency manipulation amendment to the trade promotion authority bill by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Debbie…

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    Senate Democrats on Amtrak Funding

    Senate Democrats representing states along Amtrak’s Northeast corridor held a news conference. The called on Congress to fully fund the rail service’s fiscal year 2016…

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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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    Veterans Health Care and Benefits

    The House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees held a joint hearing to receive legislative presentations from multiple veterans' service organizations. Topics included the G.I.…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued working on fast-track trade authority promotion legislation. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke for approximately 10 hours and 30 minutes in opposition to provisions…

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