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    Federal Reserve Chair Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Janet Yellen for Federal Reserve chair. Many senators' questions focused on when the Federal…

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    Senate Ceremonial Swearing-in

    Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected senators. The event happens at the start of each Congress in the Old Senate…

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    Virtual Currencies

    Witnesses testified on virtual currencies such as Bitcoin. Specifically testimony and committee members questions focused on benefits and risks, and the potential need for federal…

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    Social Security Disability Fraud, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on fraudulent Social Security disability benefits claims. Attorney Eric Conn was accused of hiring doctors to submit false health assessments and…

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    Small Businesses and Government Shutdown

    Owners of technology, health care, and tourism companies told their personal stories of the severe effects the federal government shutdown was having on their small businesses. Keith…

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    Navy Yard Shooting

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee hearing examining the Naval Yard Shooting.

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    U.S. Postal Service Oversight

    Witnesses testified on the financial problems and long-term viability of the U.S. Postal Service. The hearing happened one week after Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe announced plans…

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    Human Trafficking in the U.S.

    Federal, state, local, and tribal officials testified on their efforts to combat human trafficking within the United States. The State Department reported that nearly 20,000 people…

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    Social Security Disability Fraud, Panel 2

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on fraudulent Social Security disability benefits claims. Attorney Eric Conn was accused of hiring doctors to submit false health assessments and…

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    Postal Service Reform Bill Markup

    Members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee marked up legislation to reform the U.S. Postal Service and get it out of debt. Following a lengthy debate…

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    Senate Session

    The U.S. Senate convenes to resume consideration of S Con Res 8, the budget resolution for fiscal 2014, offered by Budget Committee Chairman Senator Patty Murray (D-WA).

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and proceeded to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Cornelia Pillard to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia. The session…

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    Washington Press Club Foundation Annual Congressional Dinner

    The Washington Press Club Foundation hosted their 69th annual congressional dinner in Washington, DC. Speakers included Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Senator Heidi Heitkamp…

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    Postal Service Reform

    Postal Service leaders, government officials, employee advocates, and economic and accounting experts testified on proposed reforms to the U.S. Postal Service, focusing on the…

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    Foreign Purchases of U.S. Food Companies

    Witnesses testified on the pending purchase of Smithfield Foods pork producer and processing company by Shuanghui International, a Chinese food company.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of S.1197, the National Defense Authorization Act.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following remarks from the majority leader, senators were permitted to speak for up to ten minutes each. The pending business was the motion to proceed to S. 1569, the debt limit bill.…

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    Immigration and Border Security

    Representatives from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, and the Homeland Security Inspector General’s office testified on provisions of the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session to resumed consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R. 2642, the farm bill.

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    Nuclear Deal with Iran

    Wendy Sherman and David Cohen testified on ongoing talks with Iran to freeze the country’s nuclear program. Ms. Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator in the agreement reached…

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