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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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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed 99-0 the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (S. 178), anti-human trafficking legislation that would impose fines and others penalties against persons convicted…

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    Veterans Affairs Department Budget for Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017

    Secretary Robert McDonald testified on the Department of Veterans Affairs' budget requests for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The proposed budget was $168.8 billion, including funding to…

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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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    Alzheimer's Disease Research

    Witnesses testified on the status of Alzheimer’s disease research, prevention, and possible cures. Topics included the progress of research and the need for more…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted for the fourth and fifth times on ending debate, also known as invoking cloture, on S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act. Both votes…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate was debating S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. No agreement has been reached on how to proceed on…

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    Medical Innovation

    Drs. Margaret Hamburg of the Food and Drug Administration and Francis Collins of the National Institutes of Health testified on actions their agencies are taking to advance the field…

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    National Security and Intelligence

    Nick Rasmussen testified at a Senate Select Intelligence Committee hearing on security threats facing the U.S. at home and abroad, and what the National Counterterrorism Center was doing to…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate has voted 93-5 to confirm Ashton Carter to be the next defense secretary. Republican Senators Blunt (MO), Crapo (ID), Kirk (IL), Risch (ID), and Boozman (AR) voted…

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    Childhood Vaccinations

    Pediatricians and a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) official testified at a hearing on the link between recent outbreaks of diseases such as measles, and some parents' decision not to…

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    Financial Exploitation of Senior Citizens

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on efforts to combat the financial exploitation of senior citizens. Members heard from Phillip Marshall, whose late…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed initial debate on H.R. 240, a bill to fund the Department of Homeland of Security.

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    Senate Session

    Senators have voted 62-36 to pass S. 1, a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Earlier, they voted 62-35 to limit debate on the bill. The next vote will occur…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed consideration of S. 1, a bill to approve construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed consideration of S. 1, a bill to approve construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

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    Education Testing and Accountability

    State and local officials from around the country testified on potential changes to the No Child Left Behind law, signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2002. Topics of discussion…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of S.1, a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 63-32 to advance S.1, a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The Senate went into a period of morning business, with senators permitted to speak on any topic.

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    Senate Ceremonial Swearing-In

    Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected senators. The event happens at the start of each Congress in the Old Senate Chamber. The…

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