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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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    Senior Phone Scams

    The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the increase in the number of unwanted telephone calls, often pressure-laden scams, aimed at U.S. seniors. These types of calls…

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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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    Police Body Cameras

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism held a hearing on the benefits and costs of police body camera technology. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) testified about the…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1314, the legislative vehicle for fast-track trade promotion authority and trade adjustment assistance.

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    Veterans' Health Care and Benefits

    Witnesses, including Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson, testified at a hearing on the implementation and future of the Veterans Choice program, which allows veterans on…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate considered H.R. 1314, the legislative vehicle for trade promotion authority reauthorization. It would give the president broad fast-track authority when negotiating trade…

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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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    Technology and Caring for Aging Seniors

    Academics and experts on aging testified on the ways technology is helping seniors maintain independent living longer. Some of the advancements they discussed included tele-health,…

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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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