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    Islamic State Senatorial Briefing Stakeout

    Senators spoke with reporters and responded to questions following a closed-door briefing on President Obama’s plan to deal with the threat of ISIL* militants to U.S. interests at…

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    Telephone Scams

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on efforts to combat the proliferation of telephone scams targeting senior citizens. The committee, which was was…

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    Emergency Funding for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Witnesses testified on President Obama’s request for emergency funds to deal with the flood of migrant children from Central America at the U.S. border. The respective…

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    Sports Brain Injuries and Aging

    The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the link between sports-related brain injuries and developing neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, later in…

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    Senate Session

    Following a period of morning business, the Senate resumed initial work on H.R. 4660, the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

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    Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Appropriations

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chair General Martin Dempsey testified about the fiscal year 2015 defense budget request. They answered questions about the situations in…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed initial work on H.R. 4660, the Commerce, Science, Justice and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered the nomination of Crystal Nix-Hines for the rank of ambassador during her tenure as the U.S. representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural…

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    Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

    Witnesses testified on a House-passed bill reigns in National Security Agency’s (NSA) metadata surveillance programs conducted under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).…

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    Kennebec Valley Community College Commencement Address

    Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) gave the commencement address to the 2014 Kennebec Valley Community College graduating class. She talked about her first loss running for political office,…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate reconvened for a legislative session with the time being equally divided between the two parties. Votes were scheduled at 5:30 on judicial and executive branch nominations.

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    Federal Investment in Innovation

    Witnesses that included the heads of the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz testified on federal investments in…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business. Senators voted 54-42 to block S. 2223, a bill raising the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 over two years. Members…

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    Department of Energy Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and his deputy, Daniel Poneman, testified on their department’s fiscal year 2015 $27.9 billion budget request. Other topics included climate change…

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    Department of Justice Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Attorney General Eric Holder and Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified on their department’s fiscal year 2015 budget request, which totaled $27.4 billion, including $25.3…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter began a series of six roll call votes to confirm the following judicial and executive branch nominations (all need a…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate reconvened for a period of morning business with senators allowed to speak for up to ten minutes each. At 5:00 p.m. ET senators began talking about climate change. At 5:30…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued debate on the nomination of Rose Eilene Gottemoeller to be undersecretary of State for Arms ontrol and International Security. Following votes, the Senate began…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate returned from its weekly party lunches for a period of Morning Business, during which senators were allowed to speak on any topic. At 3:45 p.m, the Senate resumed executive…

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