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    Chief of Naval Operations Confirmation Hearing

    Navy Admiral John Richardson gave testimony on his nomination to become chief of naval operations. During his testimony he said that there were alternatives to the Iran nuclear deal…

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    Iran Sanctions and the Nuclear Agreement

    Juan Zarate and Richard Nephew testified on the structure and implications of sanctions relief to Iran through the nuclear agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Secretary of State John Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the details of the recently…

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    Marine Corps Commandant Confirmation Hearing

    Lieutenant General Robert Neller gave testimony on his nomination to replace General Joseph Dunford as commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. General Dunford was nominated to be the new…

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    Summer Reading with Senator Tim Kaine

    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) answered the question “What are you reading this summer?” He was interviewed on Capitol Hill.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed work on changes to the No Child Left Behind law.

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    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Confirmation Hearing

    General Joseph Dunford testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Committee members asked General Dunford for his…

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified on U.S. strategy in combating ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria. A broad range of topics…

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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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    Senior Phone Scams

    The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the increase in the number of unwanted telephone calls, often pressure-laden scams, aimed at U.S. seniors. These types of calls…

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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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    Iran Nuclear Agreement and U.S. Middle East Policy

    Middle East scholars testified about the implications of a potential Iranian nuclear agreement for U.S. policy in the region. They discussed the threat of nuclear proliferation in the…

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    U.S. Policy in Iraq and Syria

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on U.S. policy in Iraq and Syria following the loss of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, which was captured by ISIS* on May 17, 2015. The witnesses argued that the…

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    U.S.-Cuba Relations

    State Department officials Roberta Jacobson and Thomas Shannon testified at a hearing on U.S.-Cuba relations. Topics included policy objectives, human rights, Cuban economic reforms,…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 98-1 to approve H.R. 1191, a bill requiring the president to submit any nuclear agreement with Iran to Congress for review. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) voted against the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1191, a bill that would require President Obama to submit any nuclear agreement with Iran to Congress for review. Members confirmed, 87-0, Dava Newman to…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate by a 56-43 vote confirmed Loretta Lynch to become the 83rd attorney general and first African-American woman to the position. The Senate debated legislation that would…

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    State Department Efficiency

    State Department Inspector General Steve Linick testified on ways to improve the department’s efficiency and effectiveness, and the inspector general’s role in overseeing State…

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    Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Conference Committee

    Conference Committee members held their first formal meeting on the House- and Senate-passed fiscal year 2016 budget resolutions. This meeting included opening statements by House and…

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    U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    U.S. Pacific Command Admiral Samuel Locklear and General Curtis Scaparrotti, the commander of U.S. forces in Korea, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee about their fiscal…

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