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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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    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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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act. The bill includes a provision barring money from victims' funds from being spent on…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act Markup Hearing

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee met to mark up S. 615, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015. The bill requires that Congress review and approve any agreements relating to…

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    Fiscal Year 2016 Defense Authorization Request

    The leaders of U.S. Central Command, U.S. Africa Command, and special operations forces testified on their proposed fiscal year 2016 spending for their respective units. They also…

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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, Part 2

    Members resumed debate and voting on amendments to S.Con.Res. 11, the Senate Republican budget resolution for fiscal year 2016.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate began work on the its fiscal year 2016 budget resolution, which was amended and passed by the Senate Budget Committee the previous week. Members also voted on William Doyle,…

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    Senate Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Markup, Day 2

    The Senate Budget Committee met to mark up its budget proposal for fiscal year 2016, which begins October 1, 2015. Dozens of amendments on a variety of domestic and foreign policy issues…

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    Senate Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Markup, Day 1

    The Senate Budget Committee marked up the Senate fiscal year 2016 budget proposal. Senators offered opening statements and initial thoughts on the resolution. Republicans backed…

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