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    Work in Retirement

    Experts on aging and health testified on the findings of an AARP study that showed nearly half of retirees either must or want to work during their retirement years. They discussed the…

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    Phone Scams Against the Elderly

    The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the increase in the number of unwanted telephone calls, often pressure-laden scams, targeting the elderly. These types of calls…

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    Higher Education Act Reauthorization

    Education experts testified on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, and ways to improve graduation rates. The witnesses that included Witnesses included academic officials…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 754, a bill to incentivize private businesses and the federal government to share information about cybersecurity threats. 

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    Senate Session

    The Senate by a 53-46 margin failed to get the 60 votes needed to proceed to S.1881, a bill by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood.

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    Veterans Affairs Whistleblower Claims

    A hearing was held to review claims of retaliation against whistleblowers at the Veteran Affairs (VA) Department. The first panel was comprised of doctors who reported problems…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed a three-month extension for highway and mass transit programs in order to meet the July 31 funding deadline. Members also passed a six-year highway funding bill,…

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    Campus Sexual Assaults

    Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Dean Heller (R-NV) testified on their bill, the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, intended to combat…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed consideration of a six-year highway and transit funding bill.

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    Cost of Alzheimer's Disease

    Panels of senators, medical experts, caregivers, and advocates took part in discussions on the social, financial, and scientific aspects of treating Alzheimer’s disease.…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a legislative session and continued debate on the highway funding bill.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued debate on S.1177. Members voted on amendments and final passage. S. 1177 passed 81-17.

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    Diabetes Research

    Medical professionals from the National Institutes of Health and the University of Missouri as well as diabetes patients and advocates testified on diabetes research and funding…

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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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    Senate Session

    The Senate began initial debate on S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, which would change the No Child Left Behind Law by granting more authority to states and local school…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on amendments to H.R. 1735, a fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization bill, which authorizes $612 billion for weapons and defense programs. Four…

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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 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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    Senate Session, Part 1

    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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    Technology and Caring for Aging Seniors

    Academics and experts on aging testified on the ways technology is helping seniors maintain independent living longer. Some of the advancements they discussed included tele-health,…

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