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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued debate on its fiscal year 2016 budget resolution. The Senate voted on a continuous “vote-a-rama” procedure on amendments to S. Con. Res 11, the…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Members resumed debate and voting on amendments to S.Con.Res. 11, the Senate Republican budget resolution for fiscal year 2016.

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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight Hearing

    The commissioners testified at a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) oversight hearing about operations and budget. The focus was on their recent open Internet vote classifying the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate by a 57-41 margin failed for a third time to end debate on the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (S. 178). Democrats voted against cloture because of their…

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    Senate Republican Leadership on Human Trafficking Bill

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and other leading Republican senators spoke to reporters about a human trafficking bill, which was stalled on the Senate floor over Democratic…

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    Tax Scam Protection

    Federal and state-level tax, revenue, and justice officials testified on some of the scams being used against taxpayers during the 2015 tax-filing season. The scams ranged from…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senators spoke on a variety of topics. The impasse over an abortion rider in S. 178, a bill that seeks to provide justice for…

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    National Wireless Public Safety Network

    Representatives of federal agencies and first responder groups testified at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing hearing on progress made toward establishing the First Responder Network…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following morning business, the Senste debate S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, a bill that seeks to provide justice for victims of trafficking by imposing fines and…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted, 53-46 to disapprove the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule on unions. The Senate failed to override President Obama’s veto of S.1, a bill to construct…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session and voted to proceed to S.J. Res. 8, the Congressional Review Act, expressing disapproval of a National Labor Relations Board rule on union…

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    Senate Republican Leaders on Homeland Security and Immigration

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that he would allow a vote on a bill that contains only authorization for funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business, with senators permitted to introduce bills and speak on any topic.

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    U.S. Supply Chain

    Officials from the food and freight industries testified at a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation subcommittee hearing on the role of ports in the U.S. supply chain, and challenges…

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    Tax Code Reform

    Former Senators Bob Packwood (R-OR) and Bill Bradley (D-NJ) testified at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on tax code reform and lessons learned from the Tax Reform Act of 1986.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following leader remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to speak for up to ten minutes each on a variety of topics.

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    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Testimony on Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on President Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget request. He discussed many of the proposals in the $4 trillion…

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    Data Security Breach Legislation

    Cybersecurity expert and representatives from the retail and banking sectors testified at a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing on preventing data breaches affecting consumers and…

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    Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal

    Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Department of Health and Human Services' proposed fiscal year 2016 budget, which included funding for…

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    IRS Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen testified on the IRS' fiscal year 2016 budget request. He also spoke about tax scams and staffing shortages at the IRS…

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