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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. 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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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    Janet Yellen testified before the Senate Budget Committee on the U.S. economic outlook. Ms. Yellen expressed a positive outlook on the economy, but said the Federal Reserve needed…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business during which senators may make speeches and introduce bills. At 5:30 p.m, they were tol vote on Nancy Moritz to be U.S. circuit judge…

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    Tax Code Reform

    Republican members of Congress held a press conference n tax policy and the need for tax reform. Grover Norquist made opening remarks.

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    Electric Grid Security and Reliability

    Witnesses testified on strategies to increase the reliability and security of the electric grid from cyber and physical attacks. They also discussed the impact of Environmental…

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    Senate Session

    Following a period of morning business, senators voted on invoking cloture on the nominations of Michelle Friedland for U.S. Ninth Circuit Court judge, and David Weil for administrator of…

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    Tax Break Extension Bill Markup

    The Senate Finance Committee marked up the “tax extenders” bill, legislation that would extend a set of expired and soon-to-expire temporary tax breaks. They approved the…

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    Caterpillar's Offshore Tax Strategies

    Law professors, tax experts, and executives from Caterpillar testified on the offshore tax strategies of the Peoria, Illinois, manufacturing company. In his opening remarks…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a a period of morning business and thereafter continued work on S. 1068, a bill that would reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant program that…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Ohio Senator Rob Portman delivered the weekly Republican address. He outlined a Senate Republican Jobs for America plan to spur economic growth.

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    OMB Director Burwell on Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

    White House Budget Director Sylvia Burwell testified at a Senate Budget Committee hearing on President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal. Topics included defense budget…

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    Treasury Secretary Lew on Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified on President Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. In his testimony Secretary Lew called the plan a clear path forward for economic…

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