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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1191, a bill that would require the president to submit any nuclear agreement with Iran to Congress for review.

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    Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified on her department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. The request totaled $83.8 billion, including funds for improving…

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    Department of Transportation Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx testified on the department’s budget request for fiscal year 2016. Topics included the May 2015 expiration of the Highway Trust Fund, the Federal…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. lawmakers resumed consideration of S. 178, the anti-human trafficking bill. Senators confirmed 91-0, Judge George Hanks, Jr to the…

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    U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    U.S. Pacific Command Admiral Samuel Locklear and General Curtis Scaparrotti, the commander of U.S. forces in Korea, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee about their fiscal…

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    Fiscal Year 2016 Defense Authorization Request

    The leaders of U.S. Central Command, U.S. Africa Command, and special operations forces testified on their proposed fiscal year 2016 spending for their respective units. They also…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and then recessed so that senators could attend an address by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani before a joint meeting of Congress.

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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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    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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    Global Terror Threats

    James Clapper and Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on global terror threats. Topics included the Ukraine-Russia conflict, the…

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    Monetary Policy Report

    Chair Janet Yellen testified about the Federal Reserve Board’s semiannual report on monetary policy and the U.S. economic outlook for the year. She said that despite continued…

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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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    Senate Session

    The Senate has voted 93-5 to confirm Ashton Carter to be the next defense secretary. Republican Senators Blunt (MO), Crapo (ID), Kirk (IL), Risch (ID), and Boozman (AR) voted…

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    National Security Strategy

    Two former undersecretaries of Defense for policy, Eric Edelman and Michele Flournoy, testified on national security threats facing the U.S. They answered questions on Iran’s nuclear…

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    Guantanamo Bay Prison

    The Defense Department’s Brian McKeon and the National Counterterrorism Center’s Nicholas Rasmussen testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee about the future of the…

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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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    Military Retirement and Compensation Changes

    Members of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission testified on their efforts to make changes to pensions, health care, and retirement compensation for members of…

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    Budget Control Act of 2011 and Sequestration

    The heads of the military branches testified on the impact of sequestration Defense Department budget cuts on national security.

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    National Security Strategy

    Former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, and George Shultz testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on global threats and national security…

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    National Security Threats

    Generals James Mattis (Ret.), General John Keane (Ret.), and Admiral William Fallon (Ret.) testified at a Senate Armed Services committee hearing on threats to U.S. national…

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