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    Child Nutrition Programs

    Education, medical, and military officials testified about some of the ways child nutrition programs affect issues such as national security, economic vitality, and the health of children…

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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 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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    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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    Senate Democratic Leaders on Immigration Reform

    Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters on immigration reform and responded to questions. Senate Majority Leader Reid urged the House to pass the Senate immigration legislation…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate reconvened for a legislative session with the time being equally divided between the two parties. Votes were scheduled at 5:30 on judicial and executive branch nominations.

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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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    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 legislative session.

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    2014 Trade Policy Agenda

    Michael Froman testified on before the Senate Finance Committee on President Obama’s 2014 trade policy agenda. He said that there was progress in the Trans-Pacific Partnership…

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    Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified on her department’s fiscal year 2015 budget request, and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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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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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened with a period of morning business. Senators vote by a 61-35 margin to invoke cloture on H.R. 3979, a five-month extension of long-term unemployment benefits

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate began debate on HR 4302, the Medicare payments to doctors bill, also known as “doc fix.” The “doc fix” bill is an annual measure to delay for a year the…

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    Senate Democratic Economic Agenda

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and other Democratic leaders outlined their economic agenda for the year. They said they would focus on legislation to raise the minimum wage,…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session and then proceeded to consideration of four judicial nominations. They also voted on the nomination of Joseph Westphal to become…

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    Natural Gas Exports

    Witnesses testified on ways the U.S. could expand domestic energy production, increase its natural gas exports, and build better relations with Eastern European…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed work on S.2124, a bill that provides loan guarantees and $150 million in economic assistance to Ukraine, imposes…

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