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    Cruise Passenger Safety

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee met to discuss the “Cruise Passenger Protection Act.” The hearing examined the safety and security benefits of the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on S. 2569, a bill that would provide tax incentives for businesses to bring offshore jobs back to the U.S. At 11 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time they were expected to…

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Robert McDonald to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. In remarks, Mr. McDonald pledged…

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    General Motors Ignition Switch Recall

    Dispute resolution attorney Kenneth Feinberg and executives from General Motors (GM) and one of its suppliers testified on the automaker’s delayed ignition switch recall and its…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed 53-44 the nomination of Ronnie L. White to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. Members voted to block consideration of S. 2578, a bill to…

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    Women's Health Protection Act

    Members of the U.S. House and Senate, doctors, and advocates with differing perspectives on reproductive rights testified at a hearing on the Women’s Health Protection Act (S.1696).…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate confirmed the nominations of Norman Bay and Cheryl LaFleur to be members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Members were also expected to hold voice votes to…

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    College Athletes and Academics

    NCAA President Mark Emmert, two former college football players, author and historian Taylor Branch, and other witnesses testified on college athletes and academics. The hearing was…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 71-26 to confirm Julian Castro to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Senators also debated S. 2363, a bill to make more federal land…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued work on S. 2363, a bill introduced by Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC), that would make more federal land available for public hunting and fishing.

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    Sports Brain Injuries and Aging

    The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the link between sports-related brain injuries and developing neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, later in…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    E-Cigarette Marketing

    Industry representatives and anti-tobacco advocates testified on e-cigarette marketing practices designed to appeal to children. In addition, the hearing also focused on the health…

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    Veterans Affairs Overhaul Conference Meeting

    Members of the House and Senate met to negotiate differences between their respective bills to overhaul the Veterans Affairs Department (VA). The bills sought to improve access to care and…

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    Sexual Assault on College Campuses

    Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) held the third of a series of roundtable discussions on combating rape and sexual assaults on college campuses. This meeting focused on Title IX of…

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    Senate Session

    Following a period of morning business, the Senate resumed initial work on H.R. 4660, the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

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    Weight-Loss Product Advertising

    Witnesses testified on ways to protect consumers from false and deceptive advertising of weight-loss products. Dr. Mehmet Oz defended the language and diet products featured on…

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    Department of Homeland Security Oversight

    Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Department of Homeland Security. In opening remarks, Secretary Johnson spoke about the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate failed to invoke cloture on S. 2432, a bill to provide for the refinancing of certain federal student loans. The Senate was scheduled to vote at 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate debated three Federal Reserve Board of Governors nominations and then held up to three cloture votes on the nominees:Lael Brainard and Jerome Powell to be members, and Stanley…

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