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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and other Republican leaders spoke to reporters following their weekly caucus lunch. Topics included what President Obama might include in…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. Lawmakers debated and voted on amendments to a bill that would approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed post-cloture debate on S.1, a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.  Earlier today, senators reached agreement to allow amendments to the…

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    Child Sex Trafficking, Part 1

    Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) talked about current legislation combating child sex trafficking. Topics included changing a culture that stigmatizes young victims…

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    Keystone XL Pipeline Markup

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee met to mark up a bill requiring federal regulatory approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Only two amendments were heard, and no others…

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    Retirement Savings Policy

    Witnesses, including tax and retirement policy experts, talked about the gap between how much Americans were saving for retirement and savings needed after retirement. Suggested…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate considered nominations and a terrorism insurance bill. Earlier, it cleared H.R. 5571, a bill extending certain tax breaks…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered several nominations, including Vivek Murthy to be surgeon general and Daniel Santos to sit on the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. Dr. Murthy was…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on a $577 billion defense spending bill, nominations, and a $1.1 trillion spending deal approved by the House on December 11th. Senator Cruz (R-TX) raised a…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered a House-passed 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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    Digital Accountability and Transparency Act

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on the state of the implementation of a new law, the Supporters of the Digital Accountability and Transparency…

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    Congressional Outlook

    Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Senator Rob Portman talked about the outlook for the 114th Congress.  br/ “The New Congress” was part of the Wall…

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for legislative business. Senators confirmed John Bass to be U.S. ambassador to Turkey by roll call vote and other nominees by voice vote. Senators spoke on a…

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    Christian Science Monitor Breakfast with Senator Rob Portman

    Senator Rob Portman talked with reporters at a “Monitor Breakfast” held by the Christian Science Monitor. Senator Portman said he supported the strategy President Obama gave the…

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    Cyber Security and Terrorism Threats

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on global cyber terrorism as well as other U.S. security threats such as ISIL*, Syrian foreign…

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    Politics and Eggs Breakfast with Senator Rob Portman

    Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) spoke at the Politics and Eggs Breakfast at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. He discussed the threat of ISIS*, the American workforce,…

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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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    Tax Code and International Taxation

    Finance and tax policy experts testified on the U.S. system of international taxation and ways to reverse the growing trend of American companies reincorporating overseas to avoid paying…

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