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    Ambassador Nominations

    John Tefft and Donald Heflin testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about their qualifications to represent the U.S. as ambassadors to Russia and Cape Verde…

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    Iran Nuclear Negotiations

    Witnesses testified at Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on nuclear negotiations with Iran.

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    Iraq Violence and Politics

    State and Defense Department officials, a former CIA analyst, and a former U.S. ambassador to Iraq testified about the dominance of the militant group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on S. 2569, a bill that would provide tax incentives for businesses to bring offshore jobs back to the U.S.

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    Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Witnesses testified on the influx of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border from Central America. State and Justice Department official spoke about the economic hardships…

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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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    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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    Developments in Russia and Ukraine

    Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland was among a panel of witnesses testifying on U.S. efforts to de-escalate tensions in the Russia-Ukraine…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 71-26 to confirm Julian Castro to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Senators also debated S. 2363, a bill to make more federal land…

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    Democratic Leaders on Immigration

    House and Senate Democratic leaders held a news conference to mark the one-year anniversary of the Senate’s passage of immigration reform legislation. The House had yet to act on an…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Hearing on Housing Nominations

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Development Committee heard testimony from Housing and Urban Development secretary nominee Julian Castro, and Federal Housing Finance Agency inspector…

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    Ambassador Nominations Hearing

    Nominees testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about their qualifications to represent the U.S. as ambassadors to Qatar, Iraq, Egypt, and Honduras. Gentry O. Smith…

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Report

    Richard Cordray gave his semi-annual report to Congress of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Mr. Cordray said that while building a new federal agency involves…

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    Ukrainian Presidential Election

    Witnesses testified on the ongoing situation in Ukraine following the country’s May 25, 2014, presidential election. They offered policy recommendations, and urged additional…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to ten minutes each. Members voted on three judicial confirmation votes as well as the…

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    Transportation Infrastructure Repair

    Officials from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Dallas, and the Federal Transit Administration testified on the repairs backlog across the nation’s transit system as thousands of projects…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to ten minutes each. The nomination of David Barron to be a federal appeals court judge was…

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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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    Militant Islam in Africa

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs hearing about U.S. policy following the abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls by the Islamist militant group…

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