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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered a House-passed (300-119) defense authorization bill, which authorized $585 billion for defense programs for 2015.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    After a period of morning business, the Senate debated bills and nominees. They approved two of President Obama’s nominations.

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    Federal Government Response to Ebola

    The Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing about ongoing federal government efforts to protect Americans from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Witnesses included Health and…

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    West Africa Ebola Outbreak

    Federal health officials and health workers testified at a joint hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Ebola…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate held votes to confirm the following nominations: br/ Jeffery Baran and Stephen Burns were confirmed by roll call to be members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. br/ Voice…

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    Secretary Hagel and General Dempsey on ISIS Threat

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on President Obama’s strategy for combating ISIS* militants. Secretary Hagel outlined the…

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    Financial Regulatory System

    Leaders of federal financial agencies testified on the status of the the rulemaking finalization process and reform policies included in the Dodd-Frank financial regulations law.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to allow Congress to limit campaign spending in federal elections.

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    Senator Reed on Terrorists in Syria

    This is a brief portion of an interview with Senator Jack Reed (D-RI). br/ Candy Crowley interviewed Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), members of the Senate Armed…

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    Private Student Loans

    Witnesses testified on private student loans, including current levels of debt, options borrowers have to modify loans, and the legal framework. One of the panelists told the committee…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on a $3.6 billion emergency supplemental spending bill, which included $2.7 billion to deal with southern border issues, $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. Earlier, they voted to advance the nomination of Pamela Harris to be U.S.…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted on three district court judge nominations: Andre Birotte’s to the Central District of California, Robin Rosenberg to the Southern District of Florida, and John…

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    Marine Corps Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the nomination of General Joseph F. Dunford as U.S. Marine Corps commandant. Among his statements General Dunford told committee…

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Janet Yellen presented to the committee the Federal Reserve Board’s semiannual report on monetary policy. She said the economy had improved but that the recovery was still not…

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    Military Nominations

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a nomination hearing for Army Lieutenant General Joseph Votel to be promoted to general and head the U.S. Special Operations Command, Army General…

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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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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, a bill that would reauthorize and overhaul a 1998 federal job training programs law that expired in 2003.

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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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    Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Appropriations

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chair General Martin Dempsey testified about the fiscal year 2015 defense budget request. They answered questions about the situations in…

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