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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued work on H.R. 2028, the legislative vehicle for an energy and water spending bill for fiscal year 2017.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization, by Energy and Natural Resources Chair Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). The bill would modernize the nation’s electric grid,…

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    Sexual Abuse and U.N. Peacekeeping

    Current U.S. representatives to the United Nations and a former U.N. diplomat-turned-whistleblower were among the witnesses at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on allegations of…

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    Health Care Law

    Officials with the Health and Human Services Department and the Government Accountability Office outlined some recommendations on how to improve the ongoing implementation of the Affordable…

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    U.S. Diplomacy

    Heather Higginbottom testified at a hearing on the State Department’s and U.S. Agency for International Development’s diplomatic efforts. Members questioned her on…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.

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    Education Secretary Nominee John King Confirmation Hearing

    John King testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on his nomination to be the next secretary of Education. Most of the committee members' questions…

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    Veterans Affairs Department Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Veterans Affairs (VA) officials testified on their department’s fiscal year 2017 budget request. Secretary Robert McDonald talked about the progress he has observed since he…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Johnny Isakson

    Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chair Johnny Isakson (R-GA) talked about President Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2017 budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Secretary…

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    Fiscal Year 2017 Health and Human Services Budget

    Secretary Sylvia Burwell testifies at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Department of Health and Human Services fiscal year 2017 budget proposal. She urged Congress to fund the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger’s nomination to be a judge for the Southern District of Iowa.

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    Senate Session

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

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 2012, an energy policy bill that would require electric grid upgrades, speed up permitting for natural gas exports, improve energy efficiency standards for…

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    Veterans Affairs Modernization

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald and two other VA officials testified at a hearing on the department’s strategic plan to improve and modernize agency…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business.

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement Implementation

    Officials from the State Department and the National Nuclear Security Administration testified at a hearing on implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement.

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    Senate Session

    Senators gave general speeches.

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    U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

    Current and former State Department experts on Afghanistan testified on U.S. strategy toward that country. The hearing focused on the level of U.S. troops after 2016, the role of the…

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    U.N. Peacekeeping

    Ambassador Samantha Power and foreign policy specialists Bruce Jones and John Negroponte testified at a hearing on United Nations peacekeeping missions. Many questions focused on the…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on the conference report to the Every Child Achieves Act, which rewrites and reauthorizes the 2001 No Child Left Behind law.

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