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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Secretaris John Kerry, Jack Lew, and Ernest Moniz joined Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey in testifying before the Senate Armed Services…

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    Marine Corps Commandant Confirmation Hearing

    Lieutenant General Robert Neller gave testimony on his nomination to replace General Joseph Dunford as commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. General Dunford was nominated to be the new…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed initial debate on a six-year highway and transit funding bill.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a legislative session and continued debate on the highway funding bill.

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    International Soccer Governance

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the governance and integrity of international soccer. Topics included the recent scandals and leadership changes at FIFA (International Federation…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed work on changes to the No Child Left Behind law.

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    50th Anniversary of Vietnam War

    House and Senate leaders spoke at an official commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War in the Capitol Visitor Center. They were joined by Defense Secretary…

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    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Confirmation Hearing

    General Joseph Dunford testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Committee members asked General Dunford for his…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act. It would change the No Child Left Behind Law by giving more authority to states and local school districts.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated and approved the House-passed trade promotion authority (TPA) bill by a 60-38 vote. 

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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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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016.

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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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