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    School Lunch Programs

    Nutrition experts testified on school lunch programs across the U.S. and potential changes to strengthen the delivery and quality of those programs. Julia Bauscher, the president-elect…

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    Social Security Commissioner Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on confirming the nomination of Carolyn Watts Colvin to be commissioner of the Social Security Administration. Ms. Colvin, who had been…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following leaders' remarks and a period of morning hour, The Senate considered the nomination of Robert McDonald for secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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    Democratic Senators on Veterans Affairs Bill Negotiations

    Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT), along with other Democratic committee members, talked about legislation to overhaul the Department of Veterans…

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    Tax Code and International Taxation

    Finance and tax policy experts testified on the U.S. system of international taxation and ways to reverse the growing trend of American companies reincorporating overseas to avoid paying…

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Robert McDonald to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. In remarks, Mr. McDonald pledged…

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Janet Yellen presented to the committee the Federal Reserve Board’s semiannual report on monetary policy. She said the economy had improved but that the recovery was still not…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 71-26 to confirm Julian Castro to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Senators also debated S. 2363, a bill to make more federal land…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, a bill that would reauthorize and overhaul a 1998 federal job training programs law that expired in 2003.

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    Veterans Affairs Overhaul Conference Meeting

    Members of the House and Senate met to negotiate differences between their respective bills to overhaul the Veterans Affairs Department (VA). The bills sought to improve access to care and…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed initial work on H.R. 4660, the Commerce, Science, Justice and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

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    Senate Hearing on Housing Nominations

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Development Committee heard testimony from Housing and Urban Development secretary nominee Julian Castro, and Federal Housing Finance Agency inspector…

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    Child Nutrition Programs

    Education, medical, and military officials testified about some of the ways child nutrition programs affect issues such as national security, economic vitality, and the health of children…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered the nomination of Crystal Nix-Hines for the rank of ambassador during her tenure as the U.S. representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural…

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Report

    Richard Cordray gave his semi-annual report to Congress of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Mr. Cordray said that while building a new federal agency involves…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed by a 78-17 margin Sylvia Burwell to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. They also confirmed by voice vote Carolyn Hessler-Radelet to be…

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    Student Loan Debt

    Education officials testified on the effects on the economy of high student loan interest rates and debt. The hearing followed Senator Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) introduction of the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to ten minutes each. Members voted on three judicial confirmation votes as well as the…

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    Summer Reading with Senator Sherrod Brown

    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) answered the question “What are you reading this summer?”

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    New Populism Conference, Senator Sherrod Brown

    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) talked about liberal causes. Topics the 2008 financial crisis, his assignment to the Senate banking committee, and the political power of large banks. …

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