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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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    Encryption Technology and Terrorism

    FBI Director James Comey testified on new encryption technologies and the challenge the pose to law enforcement and counterterrorism operations. He specifically talked about how ISIS*…

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    Fiscal Year 2016 Defense Authorization

    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Armed Services Committee Chair John McCain (R-AZ), and other members of the Senate Republican leadership held a news conference following Senate…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri delivered the weekly Republican address. He talks about the importance of funding for military troops and their families, and the need to pass bipartisan…

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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following their weekly party caucus lunch.

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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 Pro Forma Session

    The Senate convened for a pro forma session.

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    Senate Pro Forma Session

    The Senate convened for a pro forma session.

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    Air Traffic Control Modernization

    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta was among a panel of witnesses who testified on his agency’s efforts to modernize the air traffic control system,…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on the motion to proceed to H.R. 1214, a trade promotion authority bill. Members also voted 84-12 to confirm the nomination of Sally Yates for deputy attorney…

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    Rural Health Obstacles

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on challenges faced by health care patients and providers in rural communities. Officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the…

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    Defense Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified about the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. Secretary Carter…

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    National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    The director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the heads of several medical research institutes testified on the NIH fiscal year 2016 budget request. The witnesses…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1191, a bill that would require the president to submit any nuclear agreement with Iran to Congress for review. 

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    Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified on her department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. The request totaled $83.8 billion, including funds for improving…

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    Department of Transportation Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx testified on the department’s budget request for fiscal year 2016. Topics included the May 2015 expiration of the Highway Trust Fund, the Federal…

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    Department of Education Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Witnesses testified on the Department of Education’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. He said that budget sequestration was having an impact on learning and needed to be…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened with a period of morning business. It approved entering into conference negotiations with House lawmakers on the fiscal year 2016 budget resolution.

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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following their weekly caucus lunch. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) specifically addressed disagreement with Democrats over a path forward for…

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    Diplomacy and Foreign Aid Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Ben Affleck, Bill Gates, and other witnesses testified at a hearing on diplomacy and foreign aid. They talked about the work being done in Africa, and the value of continuing to invest…

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