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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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    Senator Susan Collins on Senator George Mitchell

    Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) talked about former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell.

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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 continued work on a $577 billion defense spending bill, nominations, and a $1.1 trillion spending deal approved by the House on December 11th. Senator Cruz (R-TX) raised a…

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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 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 took three roll call votes on President Obama’s nominees for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Advanced Research Projects…

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    Nomination Hearing for National Counterterrorism Center Director

    The Senate Select Intelligence Committee considered the nomination of Nicholas Rasmussen to be director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). He said in his opening statement that…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued work on a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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    Federal Government Response to Ebola

    The Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing about ongoing federal government efforts to protect Americans from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Witnesses included Health and…

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    Maine Senate Debate

    Incumbent Senator Susan Collins (R) and challenger Shenna Bellows (D) met in a debate in the Maine Senate race. Courtesy of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network.

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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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