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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate votes on confirmation of the following nominations, which were expected to be confirmed by voice vote: Daniel Santos to be a member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered several nominations, including Vivek Murthy to be surgeon general and Daniel Santos to sit on the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. Dr. Murthy was…

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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 Republican Agenda

    Members of the Senate Republican leadership briefed reporters and responded to their questions following their weekly policy lunch. They said that the release of the Intelligence…

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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 debate and voted on several nominations. Senator James Rockefeller IV delivered his farewell speech.

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    Domestic Violence and Sports

    Representatives of the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, along with representatives from the players'…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) were sworn in by Vice President Biden during morning business. Both won special elections in November to finish out full six-year terms…

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    Takata Airbag Defects

    The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing on airbag defects of the Japanese supplier Takata, and the recall process of millions of vehicles equipped with…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Republican Senators on Keystone XL Pipeline Vote

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), and others spoke after Keystone XL Pipeline authorization bill failed by one vote.

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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Senate Republicans spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches. Topics included the Keystone XL Pipeline bill, immigration, and government funding. Senate Minority Leader…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate began debate on S. 2280, a bill sponsored by Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) to approve the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

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    Senate Republican Leadership Elections

    Senate Republicans spoke to reporters after holding elections for their party’s leadership in the 114th Congress.

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    Senate Session

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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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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each, before taking a break for the weekly party caucus lunches.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Senators spoke on a variety of topics.

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    Cell Phones and Consumer Protection

    Witnesses testified about the practice of “cramming” wireless phone bills, in which consumers are charged for unauthorized third-party services. Terrell McSweeny,…

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    School Lunch Programs

    Nutrition experts testified on school lunch programs across the U.S. and potential changes to strengthen the delivery and quality of those programs. Julia Bauscher, the president-elect…

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