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    Senate Session, Part 2

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    Gun Control Legislation Markup

    The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill on gun trafficking largely along party lines. The legislation would toughen penalties for those who buy guns for people who cannot legally…

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    Senior Military Commander Nominees

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing for several military commanders. The commander chosen to replace General David Petraeus in Afghanistan was Lieutenant…

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    Senate Session

    Violence Against Women Act
    At 11:30am, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following judicial nominations for 30 mins. of debate followed by roll call votes on…

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    Vote on Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense

    The Senate Armed Services Committee approved the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense by a 14-11 margin. All 14 Democrats supported the nomination, and 11 Republicans…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter began consideration of S.1867, the Department of Defense Authorization Act. Members approved a continuing resolution…

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    Mobile Technology and Privacy, Industry and Consumer Officials

    Industry representatives and consumer advocates testified on privacy issues surrounding smartphones, tablets and other mobile technologies. They focused on reports revealing that…

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    Constitutional Role of Judges

    Justices Breyer and Scalia testified on the role of judges in the American republic and democratic systems within the U.S. Question topics included the politicization of the judicial…

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    Constitutionality of Health Care Law

    Witnesses testified about the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law. The hearing took place two days after U.S. District Court judge Roger Vinson ruled the law was…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of S 2038, the STOCK Act, with senators continuing to come to the floor to offer their amendments.

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    Gun Violence Prevention

    Advocates for and against stricter gun-control laws testified at a hearing on gun violence prevention. The hearing was held in part in reaction to the December 2012 elementary school…

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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified at a Justice Department oversight hearing. Both Republicans and Democrats pressed Mr. Holder on a Justice Department memo regarding the use…

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    Oversight of Google

    Witnesses testified about Google’s business practices and whether it leveraged its Internet search market power to prioritize some of its own business lines, such as YouTube, Google…

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    Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger and its impact on consumers. David Cohen of Comcast and Arthur Vinson of Time-Warner told…

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    Ceremonial Swearing In for Senators

    Newly elected or re-elected senators posed with their families and the vice president for a photo opportunity depicting a swearing-in ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber.

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    Gun Violence Reduction Proposals

    Attorneys and victims of gun violence testified on proposals to reduce gun violence, such as universal background checks on gun buyers, banning assault weapons and limiting high capacity…

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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified at an oversight hearing. In his opening statement Mr. Holder addressed the controversy surrounding the Fast and Furious Operation, the…

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    Oversight of Surveillance Agencies

    Leaders from the National Security Agency (NSA), FBI, and the Justice Department testified at an oversight hearing of government surveillance entities. Among the topics they addressed…

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    Violence and Political Unrest in Syria

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey testified on the violence in Syria. Several committee members pressed for military action against the forces of…

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    Senate Session

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