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    Justice Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified on the Justice Department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. This was her first appearance before Congress since her confirmation as…

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    Improving Disease Treatment

    Dr. Francis Collins was among the three witnesses who updated the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on President Obama’s Precision Medicine…

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    National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    The director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the heads of several medical research institutes testified on the NIH fiscal year 2016 budget request. The witnesses…

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    Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified on her department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. The request totaled $83.8 billion, including funds for improving…

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    Department of Education Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Witnesses testified on the Department of Education’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. He said that budget sequestration was having an impact on learning and needed to be…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act

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    Medical Innovation

    Drs. Margaret Hamburg of the Food and Drug Administration and Francis Collins of the National Institutes of Health testified on actions their agencies are taking to advance the field…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session and voted to proceed to S.J. Res. 8, the Congressional Review Act, expressing disapproval of a National Labor Relations Board rule on union…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate reconvened for a legislative session. The Senate voted 98-2 to advance H.R. 240, a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security on the fifth attempt. Senators James…

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    Childhood Vaccinations

    Pediatricians and a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) official testified at a hearing on the link between recent outbreaks of diseases such as measles, and some parents' decision not to…

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    Senate Session

    Senators debated and voted on the nomination of Michael Botticelli to be director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. He was confirmed by a 92-0 vote.

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    School Choice Marketing Strategies

    Panelists talked about developing strategies for marketing school choice and charter schools to parents, including the use of technology and social media in education reform. Senator…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate failed to limit debate on H.R. 240, a bill funding the Homeland Security Department through the end of fiscal year 2015.

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    Senate Session

    Senators have voted 62-36 to pass S. 1, a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Earlier, they voted 62-35 to limit debate on the bill. The next vote will occur…

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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, Part 2

    The Senate resumed post-cloture debate on S.1, a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.  Earlier today, senators reached agreement to allow amendments to the…

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    Keystone XL Pipeline Markup

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee met to mark up a bill requiring federal regulatory approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Only two amendments were heard, and no others…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate was in a period of morning business. Time was being devoted to Keystone XL pipeline legislation, which was introduced on Monday by Senator John Hoeven (R-ND).

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    Senator Lamar Alexander on Senator Howard Baker

    Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) talked about former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker.

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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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