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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted on the nomination of Scot Marciel to be U.S. ambassador to Burma.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 (S. 2012), an energy policy bill.

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    Generic Drug Approval Process and Accessibility

    Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, testified at a hearing on the accessibility of generic drugs. She talked about progress being…

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    Mental Health Care

    Public health officials and advocates testified at a hearing on federal government efforts to improve the quality and accessibility of mental health care in the U.S.

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    Newsmakers with Senator Lamar Alexander

    Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) talked about the Every Child Succeeds legislation signed by President Obama, bringing efficiency to the Senate, and the 2016 election. Senator Alexander…

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    Senate Session

    Senators gave general speeches.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate approved the conference report to the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015, which reauthorizes and rewrites the 2001 No Child Left Behind law.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on the conference report to the Every Child Achieves Act, which rewrites and reauthorizes the 2001 No Child Left Behind law.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Travis Randall McDonough’s nomination to be a U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on the House-passed budget reconciliation bill, which includes provisions to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued work on H.R. 2577, the fiscal year 2016 Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (HUD) spending bill. Senators voted to advance a motion to go to conference…

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    Food and Drug Administration Confirmation Hearing

    Robert Califf testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on his nomination to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Many of senators'…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate blocked the fiscal year 2016 defense spending bill. Senators also advanced consideration H.R. 2029, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate failed to advance a legislation dealing with clean water regulations. The bill would require the Obama administration to rewrite a rule governing waters covered under the…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued initial debate via a motion to proceed to the Federal Water Quality Protection Act (S. 1140), The bill seeks to change an Obama administration rule dealing with the…

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    Mental Health Challenges

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on mental health challenges in the U.S. Topics included smoking, incarceration, and research on genetics. Dr. Insel talked about researching fire…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate began consideration of a two-year, $80 billion budget deal that also raises the debt ceiling.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 74-21 to approve the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on cybersecurity legislation that would encourage private companies and the government to share information about cyber threat indicators and data breaches.

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