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    Renewable Fuel Standards

    Janet McCabe testified at a hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) management of the renewable fuel standard program.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 71-25 on H.R. 1735, a $612 billion fiscal year 2016 Defense Authorization bill. Senators started debate on the Trade Promotion Authority bill approved by the House…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued debate on H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016.  Earlier, senators voted 56-40 against limiting debate on the cybersecurity…

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    Transportation Security Administration Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger to be a Homeland Security assistant secretary and be…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016.

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    Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

    Export-Import Bank President Fred Hochberg testified at a hearing on the bank’s re-authorization, which was set to expire June 30, 2015. The bank is a federally-backed institution…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1735, a fiscal year 2016 national defense authorization bill for weapons and defense programs.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1735, a fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization bill, which authorizes $612 billion for weapons and defense programs.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate took up H.R. 2048, the USA FREEDOM Act, which makes changes to expired PATRIOT Act provisions dealing with government surveillance and data collection.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 62-37 to approve a trade promotion authority bill. A currency manipulation amendment to the trade promotion authority bill by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Debbie…

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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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