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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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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Robert McDonald to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. In remarks, Mr. McDonald pledged…

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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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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate voted to advance the nominations of Norman Bay and Cheryl LaFleur to be members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened with a period of morning business. Senators confirmed 75-22 Shawn Donovan for director of the Office of Management.

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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, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Federal Budget Priorities

    Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) outlined conflicting federal budget priorities. The two leaders disagreed on which federal programs should be…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered the nomination of Crystal Nix-Hines for the rank of ambassador during her tenure as the U.S. representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural…

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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 confirmed the nomination of Sharon Y. Bowen, of New York, to be commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. br/ The Senate began initial work on S. 2363, the…

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    Online Advertising and Consumer Security

    Witnesses testified at a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Permanent Investigations hearing on online advertising and its impact on consumer security and data…

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    Health and Human Services Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Finance Committee held a confirmation hearing to consider the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. This was her…

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    Senator Portman on Fiscal Reform

    Senator Rob Portman (R-OH)discussed the challenges of achieving long-term fiscal reforms in an environment that is dominated by short-term political goals.  INTERVIEWER: NANCY CORDES…

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