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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 85-12 to pass S.2012, an energy policy and modernization bill that would upgrade the nation’s electric grid and increase energy efficiency in buildings. They…

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    Emergency Preparedness

    Officials from the Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Department, the Government Accountability Office, and Federal Emergency Management Agency testified at a hearing on…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued work on H.R.636, the legislative vehicle for the long-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill. Senator also spoke about pay equity between…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed by a 94-1 vote an opioid addiction bill, S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Lee (R-UT), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Marco Rubio…

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    Fiscal Year 2017 Indian Country Budget

    Officials from the Justice, Interior, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Health and Human Services (HHS) Departments and the National Congress of American Indians testified on…

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    Homeland Security Department Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

    Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at a hearing on the Department of State’s $40.6 billion budget request for fiscal year 2017, a one percent decrease from 2016. Secretary Johnson said…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed S. Res. 374 to honor the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on February 13, 2016.

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    Senator Heitkamp on Supreme Court Nominations

    Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) pointed out that the Supreme Court would go through two terms before the vacant seat was filled if Republicans continued to block consideration of a nominee to…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed 89-4 the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee on the Fed’s semi-annual Monetary Policy Report to Congress.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved a bill dealing with sanctions against North Korea. It aims to improve enforcement of sanctions by restricting access to the U.S. financial system for entities…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate failed to advance consideration of an energy policy bill dealing with the electric grid, natural gas exports, energy efficiency standards, and reauthorization of the federal Land…

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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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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate blocked consideration of S. 2232, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015, which requires a full audit of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Federal Reserve…

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    Senate Session

    Senators gave general speeches.

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    Women for Hillary Campaign Endorsement Announcement

    Thirteen of the 14 female Democratic senators announced their endorsement of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate. They explained why…

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    Child Sex Trafficking

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on child sex trafficking. The hearing outlined the details of a bipartisan investigation of online sex trafficking, specifically looking at the…

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    Terrorist Threat and Syrian Refugee Crisis

    Administration officials and terrorism experts testified on the threat posed by ISIS* and how the group may exploit the Syrian refugee crisis to plot attacks against the U.S. Panelists from…

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    Secret Service Operations

    Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy testified at a joint hearing of two Senate Homeland Security and House Homeland Security subcommittees on challenges facing his agency, including…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate observed a moment of silence for victims of the Paris terrorist attacks. Senators were expected to debate a joint resolution of disapproval of the Environmental Protection…

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