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    Senate Session

    The Senate has advanced Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) legislation. The Senate debated and approved on the House-passed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill by a 60-38 vote. 

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    Takata Air Bag Recall

    A Senate committee hearing was held to obtain an update on the recall of defective automobile airbags manufactured by Takata and the role of the National Highway Traffic Safety…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed consideration of trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation passed by the House. 

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on on H.R. 1735, the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following leader remarks and an hour of morning business, Senators resumed debate on H.R. 1735, a fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization bill, which authorizes $612 billion for…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate passed H.R. 2048, the USA FREEDOM Act,67-32, which makes changes to National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance provisions under the PATRIOT act that expired on June 1. All…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate voted to 83-14 to limit debate on the USA FREEDOM Act, which makes changes to NSA surveillance provisions under the PATRIOT act that expired midnight Sunday.

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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, Part 1

    The Senate resumed work on a trade promotion authority bill.

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    Transportation Security Administration Confirmation Hearing

    Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger testified at a hearing on his nomination to be Homeland Security assistant secretary and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1314, the legislative vehicle for fast-track trade promotion authority and trade adjustment assistance.

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    Senate Party Lunches

    Senate leadership, after their party lunches, discussed the upcoming trade bill with reporters and answered their questions.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate considered H.R. 1314, the legislative vehicle for trade promotion authority reauthorization. It would give the president broad fast-track authority when negotiating trade…

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    Child Nutrition Act Reauthorization

    Officials from the federal, state and local levels testified on legislation called the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act (CNR) that would authorize all school meal and nutrition…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate voted in favor of beginning debate on the fiscal year 2016 budget resolution.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Willie May, 93-0, to be under secretary of Commerce for standards and technology.

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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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    Senate Session, Part 1

    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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    Trade Legislation Markup

    The Senate Finance Committee marked up legislation relating to pending trade-related measures. Those measures included trade promotion authority that would give the president broad…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened with a period of morning business before resuming debate on S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act.

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