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    Afghanistan Operations Commander Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing for Lieutenant General John Nicholson, President Obama’s nominee to be the next Afghanistan Operations…

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    Veterans Affairs Modernization

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald and two other VA officials testified at a hearing on the department’s strategic plan to improve and modernize agency…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 52-40 to block a veto override of President Obama’s veto of a disapproval resolution on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations governing interstate…

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    Middle East Strategy

    Former Army Vice Chief of Staff General John Keane, former U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker, and former Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon testified at a hearing on U.S. Middle East…

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    Senate Session

    Senators gave general speeches.

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    Senate Session

    Senators gave general speeches.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. Members gave general speeches.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate passed a continuing resolution to keep the government funded for five more days.

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chair General Paul Selva testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. military strategy against ISIS.*…

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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Oversight

    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on his agency’s operations. Mr. Comey discussed the…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate approved the conference report to the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015, which reauthorizes and rewrites the 2001 No Child Left Behind law.

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    Beer Industry Proposed Merger

    Representatives of the brewing industry and antitrust experts testified at a hearing on Anheuser-Busch InBev’s proposed acquisition of SABMiller.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on the conference report to the Every Child Achieves Act, which rewrites and reauthorizes the 2001 No Child Left Behind law.

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    Senate Democrats on Gun Violence Legislation

    Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Patty Murray (D-WA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) called for amendments to a budget reconciliation bill to address gun…

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    Immigration, Crime and Deportation Policy

    Sarah Saldana testified at a hearing on the vetting of potential guardians of unaccompanied immigrant children and the release of some immigrants with criminal backgrounds. She…

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    Non-Veterans Affairs Health Care Programs

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs' plan to consolidate its seven non-VA health care programs into the Choice Program. The program allows veterans…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on the House-passed budget reconciliation bill, which includes provisions to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act.

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    Senate Democrats on Syrian Refugees

    Senate Democrats spoke to reporters about the influx of Syrian refugees seeking asylum in the U.S., but said that the program that should be scrutinized following the Paris terrorist…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 82-7 to go to conference on a six-year highway funding bill approved by the House the previous week 363-64.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed consideration of H.R. 2029, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. Members also confirmed Scott Allen to be the U.S.…

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