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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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    Emergency Funding for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Witnesses testified on President Obama’s request for emergency funds to deal with the flood of migrant children from Central America at the U.S. border. The respective…

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    Border Security

    Officials from the Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Justice, and State Departments testified on actions their agencies were taking in response to the influx of unaccompanied…

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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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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed by a 78-17 margin Sylvia Burwell to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. They also confirmed by voice vote Carolyn Hessler-Radelet to be…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate was scheduled to vote on the following: 1.Cloture on David Barron to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the First Circuit 2.Confirmation of Elisebeth Collins Cook to be a member of the…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. Following a vote at 12:15 on the confirmation of Stanley Fischer to be a…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate held a roll call vote to confirm the nomination of Robin Rosenbaum to be a U.S. circuit judge for the Eleventh Circuit. The…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and then resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2262, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Electric Grid Security and Reliability

    Witnesses testified on strategies to increase the reliability and security of the electric grid from cyber and physical attacks. They also discussed the impact of Environmental…

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    Department of Energy Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and his deputy, Daniel Poneman, testified on their department’s fiscal year 2015 $27.9 billion budget request. Other topics included climate change…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate failed to invoke cloture on equal pay legislation, S. 2199, Paycheck Fairness Act. The bill would have required employers to pay men and women with similar qualifications…

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    Coast Guard and Consumer Product Safety Nominations

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a nomination hearing on President Obama’s nominees for the U.S. Coast Guard and Consumer Product Safety…

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    Department of Justice Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Attorney General Eric Holder and Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified on their department’s fiscal year 2015 budget request, which totaled $27.4 billion, including $25.3…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened with a period of morning business. Senators vote by a 61-35 margin to invoke cloture on H.R. 3979, a five-month extension of long-term unemployment benefits

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    Natural Gas Exports

    Witnesses testified on ways the U.S. could expand domestic energy production, increase its natural gas exports, and build better relations with Eastern European…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a a period of morning business and thereafter continued work on S. 1068, a bill that would reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant program that…

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    Senior Entrepreneurship

    Two Senate committees held a hearing on the growing trend of older Americans starting their own businesses. Witnesses testified on ways to reduce barriers for senior-citizen…

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