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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate reconvened and resumed debate on S. 178, a bill that would impose fines and other penalties against those convicted of human trafficking and provide restitution and assistance…

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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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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business, with senators permitted to speak on any topic and introduce bills. Later, they voted on several of President Obama’s…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 88-1 to agree to House modifications to S. 1086, a bill that would give subsidies to low-income families for child care. Senators also voted to limit debate on three…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for the first time since the 2014 midterm elections. Following leader remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business. At 5:30 Eastern Standard Time,…

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    West Africa Ebola Outbreak

    Federal health officials and health workers testified at a joint hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Ebola…

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