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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued debate on its fiscal year 2016 budget resolution. The Senate voted on a continuous “vote-a-rama” procedure on amendments to S. Con. Res 11, the…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Members resumed debate and voting on amendments to S.Con.Res. 11, the Senate Republican budget resolution for fiscal year 2016.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Members resumed debate and voting on amendments to S.Con.Res. 11, the Senate Republican budget resolution for fiscal year 2016.

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    Deputy Attorney General Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to consider Sally Quillian Yates' nomination for deputy attorney general, the Justice Department’s second-highest position. Topics…

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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight Hearing

    The commissioners testified at a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) oversight hearing about operations and budget. The focus was on their recent open Internet vote classifying the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate unanimously approved Carlos Monje, Jr., 94-0, for assistant secretary of the Department of Transportation.  Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) fave his maiden speech on the Senate…

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    National Wireless Public Safety Network

    Representatives of federal agencies and first responder groups testified at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing hearing on progress made toward establishing the First Responder Network…

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    Navy Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Navy Secretary Raymond Mabus, Naval Operations Chief Admiral John Greenert, and Marine Corps Commandant General Joseph Dunford testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the…

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    Music Market Governance

    Music industry leaders testified at a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights. Witnesses talked about how streaming music…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted, 53-46 to disapprove the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule on unions. The Senate failed to override President Obama’s veto of S.1, a bill to construct…

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    Defense Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the fiscal year 2016 budget request for the…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session and voted to proceed to S.J. Res. 8, the Congressional Review Act, expressing disapproval of a National Labor Relations Board rule on union…

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    Attorney General Nomination Vote

    The Senate Judiciary Committee met in executive session to consider and vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be attorney general, as well as legislation under its…

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    Developments in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan Operations Commander General John Campbell testified on developments in Afghanistan. He told committee members that he had provided the Obama administration with options…

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    U.S. Supply Chain

    Officials from the food and freight industries testified at a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation subcommittee hearing on the role of ports in the U.S. supply chain, and challenges…

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    Financial Exploitation of Senior Citizens

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on efforts to combat the financial exploitation of senior citizens. Members heard from Phillip Marshall, whose late…

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    Data Security Breach Legislation

    Cybersecurity expert and representatives from the retail and banking sectors testified at a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing on preventing data breaches affecting consumers and…

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    Secretary of Defense Confirmation Hearing

    Former Defense Department Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be secretary of defense. He answered two full rounds…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following morning hour business, the Senate continued debate on the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act (H.R. 203). The Senate voted 99-0 to approve S.167, the Clay Hunt…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened with a period of morning business and thereafter began debate on H.R. 203, a bill aimed at preventing military suicides.

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