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    Marine Corps Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the nomination of General Joseph F. Dunford as U.S. Marine Corps commandant. Among his statements General Dunford told committee…

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    Military Nominations

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a nomination hearing for Army Lieutenant General Joseph Votel to be promoted to general and head the U.S. Special Operations Command, Army General…

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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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    Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

    Witnesses testified on a House-passed bill reigns in National Security Agency’s (NSA) metadata surveillance programs conducted under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).…

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    Student Loan Debt

    Witnesses testified on student loan debt and its effects on borrowers, career choice, and the economy. Brittany Jones talked about her struggles with student loan debt impeded her…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate confirmed on a 52-42 party-line vote Keith Harper to be U.S. representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council.  The Senate also voted 50-44 to advance the…

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    Book Discussion on The Rule of Nobody

    Philip Howard was joined by panelists to talk about his book, The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government, in which he argues that leadership in the U.S. has…

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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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    Military Compensation, Panel 1

    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey and his fellow service chiefs testified on Defense Department proposals for military compensation. They urged lawmakers to accept Defense…

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    Military Compensation, Panel 2

    Retired military officials representing various service member associations testified on Defense Department proposals to slow the growth of personnel pay and benefits. They stressing…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Campaign Finance Disclosure

    The Senate Rules and Administration Committee held a hearing on campaign finance law, the first congressional hearing since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier in the month that struck…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business. Senators voted 54-42 to block S. 2223, a bill raising the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 over two years. Members…

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    U.S. Army Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    John McHugh and General Raymond Odierno testified on the Army’s fiscal year 2015 budget request. Much of the hearing focused on the previous day’s shooting by a U.S.…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter began debate on the House-passed H.R. 4152, which would make Ukraine eligible for U.S. loan guarantees. Members…

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    Fiscal Year 2015 Budget for U.S. Forces in Asia-Pacific

    Admiral Samuel Locklear and General Curtis Scaparrotti testified on the fiscal year 2015 budget request for U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces in Korea. The hearing was primarily…

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    Senate Pro Forma Session

    The Senate convened for a pro forma session.

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    Intelligence and Military Nominations

    General Paul Selva and Navy Vice Admiral Michael Rogers testified at a hearing on their respective nominations. General Selva was chosen to lead the U.S. Transportation Command, and…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate reconvened for a period of morning business with senators allowed to speak for up to ten minutes each. At 5:00 p.m. ET senators began talking about climate change. At 5:30…

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