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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued working on fast-track trade authority promotion legislation. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke for approximately 10 hours and 30 minutes in opposition to provisions…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted in favor of beginning debate on a fast-track trade promotion authority bill. Members also passed H.R. 1295 that expands trade preferences with Africa, as well as a…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated and passed S. Con. Res. 16, 88-0, a resolution stating U.S. policy on hostages in Iran.

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    Child Nutrition Act Reauthorization

    Officials from the federal, state and local levels testified on legislation called the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act (CNR) that would authorize all school meal and nutrition…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Willie May, 93-0, to be under secretary of Commerce for standards and technology.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1191, a bill that would require the president to submit any nuclear agreement with Iran to Congress for review.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate by a 56-43 vote confirmed Loretta Lynch to become the 83rd attorney general and first African-American woman to the position. The Senate debated legislation that would…

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    U.S. Northern Border Security

    Homeland Security, Justice Department, and Customs and Border Protection officials testified on threats to the U.S. border with Canada. The witnesses assessed their agencies operations…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed 99-0 the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (S. 178), anti-human trafficking legislation that would impose fines and others penalties against persons convicted…

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    Agricultural Trade with Cuba

    Farmers, ranchers, and officials from the Agriculture, Treasury, and Commerce Departments testified at a hearing on the opportunities and challenges of trade with Cuba. Legislation was…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act. The bill includes a provision barring money from victims' funds from being spent on…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted for the fourth and fifth times on ending debate, also known as invoking cloture, on S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act. Both votes…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senators spoke on a variety of topics. The impasse over an abortion rider in S. 178, a bill that seeks to provide justice for…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted, 53-46 to disapprove the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule on unions. The Senate failed to override President Obama’s veto of S.1, a bill to construct…

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    Monetary Policy Report

    Chair Janet Yellen testified about the Federal Reserve Board’s semiannual report on monetary policy and the U.S. economic outlook for the year. She said that despite continued…

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    Community Banks and Credit Unions

    Witnesses testified on the impact of regulations introduced by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act on community banks and credit unions. Small banks received a relaxation of restrictions by the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed consideration of S. 1, a bill to approve construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed consideration of S. 1, a bill to approve construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. Senators rejected a motion on a substitute amendment authored by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK); 60 votes were needed. Senators…

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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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