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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified at a hearing on operations against ISIL,* including the Obama administration decision to…

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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program

    Lieutenant General Christopher Bogdan, program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program, and other officials testified at a hearing about a recent government report raising…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R.2028, an energy and water spending bill.

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    Confirmation Hearing for Generals Curtis Scaparrotti and Lori Robinson

    General Curtis Scaparrotti, nominated to be commander of U.S. European Command, and General Lori Robinson, nominated to be commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace…

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    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Brain Injury Treatment

    Health officials from the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs testified at a hearing on research into post-traumatic stress disorder, and methods of diagnosing and treating…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 85-12 to pass S.2012, an energy policy and modernization bill that would upgrade the nation’s electric grid and increase energy efficiency in buildings. They…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for the 65th Infantry Regiment

    Congressional leaders presented the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers. The regiment was composed of Puerto Rican service members…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued debate on H.R.636, the legislative vehicle for the long-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill.

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    Army Force Posture and Readiness

    Acting Army Secretary Patrick Murphy and Chief of Staff General Mark Milley testified at a hearing on worldwide threats and challenges facing the U.S. Army, as well as the military…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following leader remarks, members gave general speeches.

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    Cybersecurity

    Admiral Michael Rogers testified on the nation’s cyber infrastructure. Admiral Rogers said that America cannot combat ISIS* propaganda on the internet by simply shutting it down.…

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    Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified on the Pentagon’s fiscal year 2017 budget request. Topics discussed included…

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    Self-Driving Cars

    Auto industry representatives and technology experts testified at a hearing about ongoing efforts to develop self-driving cars and the potential benefits for consumers. They also…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on the House message to S. 764, the legislative vehicle for genetically modified organisms (GMO) food labeling legislation.

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    Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats on Supreme Court Vacancy

    Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee talked with reporters following a meeting with President Obama at the White House. The senators talked with the president about the…

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    Justice Department Oversight Hearing

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified at a Justice Department oversight hearing. Much of the hearing focused on the FBI’s demand that Apple help unlock an iPhone used by one of…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 524, a bill to combat opioid and heroin addiction.

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    U.S. Central Command, Africa Command, and Special Operations Command

    The heads of the Pentagon’s U.S. Central, Africa, and Special Operations commands testified at a hearing on U.S.-led anti-terrorism efforts. Most of the witness testimony and…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on S. 524, a heroin and opioid addiction bill.

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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    All of the commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) testified at an oversight hearing on their agency’s operations. The spectrum auction and broadband…

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