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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session with Senators speaking on a variety of topics.

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    Foster Care Issues

    Witnesses that included a parent advocate, a former foster child, and two state-level child welfare officials testified on ways the federal government can reduce the number of children who…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate by a 53-46 margin failed to get the 60 votes needed to proceed to S.1881, a bill by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed a three-month extension for highway and mass transit programs in order to meet the July 31 funding deadline. Members also passed a six-year highway funding bill,…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed consideration of a six-year highway and transit funding bill. The House approved a six-month extension. Funding for highway and mass transit programs expires…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following any leadership remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to speak on any topic.  The Senate resumed debate on a highway funding bill.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed initial debate on a six-year highway and transit funding bill.

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    Healthcare.Gov Fraud Concerns

    Seto Bagdoyan testified at a hearing on Healthcare.gov security concerns. The Website is the federally maintained portal through which taxpayers purchase health insurance plans via…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued debate on S.1177. Members voted on amendments and final passage. S. 1177 passed 81-17.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed work on S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, legislation that would change the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law by granting more authority to states and local school…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act. It would change the No Child Left Behind law by giving more authority to states and local school districts. 

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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated and approved the House-passed trade promotion authority (TPA) bill by a 60-38 vote. 

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    Federal Whistleblowers

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on reprisals against federal whistleblowers. Four of the five witnesses told committee members the retaliation they allegedly faced for reporting…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1735, a fiscal year 2016 national defense authorization bill for weapons and defense programs.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1735, a fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization bill, which authorizes $612 billion for weapons and defense programs.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 62-37 to approve a trade promotion authority bill. A currency manipulation amendment to the trade promotion authority bill by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Debbie…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 62-38 to advance consideration of a trade promotion authority bill. Senators also voted on several judicial nominations.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued working on fast-track trade authority promotion legislation. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke for approximately 10 hours and 30 minutes in opposition to provisions…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1314, the legislative vehicle for fast-track trade promotion authority and trade adjustment assistance.

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