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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of S.1, a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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    National Security Threats

    Former National Security Advisers Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Snowcroft testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on threats to U.S. national security.

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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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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate was in a period of morning business. Time was being devoted to Keystone XL pipeline legislation, which was introduced on Monday by Senator John Hoeven (R-ND).

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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 cleared, by unanimous consent, a resolution continuing current federal funding for two days, giving the chamber time to debate H.R. 83, the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill,…

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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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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business, with senators permitted to speak on any topic and introduce bills. Later, they voted on several of President Obama’s…

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    Nomination Hearing for National Counterterrorism Center Director

    The Senate Select Intelligence Committee considered the nomination of Nicholas Rasmussen to be director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). He said in his opening statement that…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    By a vote of 78-22, the Senate cleared H.J. Res 124, a measure to fund the government through December 11, for President Obama’s signature. The House passed the measure 273-156,…

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    Secretary Hagel and General Dempsey on ISIS Threat

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on President Obama’s strategy for combating ISIS* militants. Secretary Hagel outlined the…

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    Islamic State Senatorial Briefing Stakeout

    Senators spoke with reporters and responded to questions following a closed-door briefing on President Obama’s plan to deal with the threat of ISIL* militants to U.S. interests at…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on a $3.6 billion emergency supplemental spending bill, which included $2.7 billion to deal with southern border issues, $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on the nomination of Robert McDonald for secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. His nomination was confirmed with a 97-0 vote. After debate on…

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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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