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    Senate Democrats on Amtrak Funding

    Senate Democrats representing states along Amtrak’s Northeast corridor held a news conference. The called on Congress to fully fund the rail service’s fiscal year 2016…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1314, Trade Promotion Authority and Trade Adjustment Assistance legislation, and amendments to the bill. Amendments to the bill were voted on.

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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 Party Lunches

    Senate leadership, after their party lunches, discussed the upcoming trade bill with reporters and answered their questions.

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    Senate Democrats on Highway Infrastructure Spending

    Senate Democrats held a news conference about the need for increased funding for the nation’s infrastructure and the Highway Trust Fund which would expire at the end of the…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate voted in favor of beginning debate on the fiscal year 2016 budget resolution.

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    Senate and House Democrats on Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representatives Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Steve Israel (D-NY) held a news conference on defense spending increases in the…

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    Homeland Security Department Oversight

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at an oversight hearing on his agency’s priorities. Topics included the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program,…

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    Senate Democrats on Judicial Nominations

    Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) held a news conference to urge Senate Republicans to begin confirming judicial nominees. They also spoke…

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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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    Trade Legislation Markup

    The Senate Finance Committee marked up legislation relating to pending trade-related measures. Those measures included trade promotion authority that would give the president broad…

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    Trade Policy

    Thomas Donohue and Richard Trumka testified at a hearing on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade bill, and pending trade agreements. The TPP would give the president authority to…

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    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Senate Democratic leaders spoke with reporters following their weekly caucus lunch.Topics included equal pay for women, Loretta Lynch’s nomination to be attorney general, and the…

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    Congressional Democrats on Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chuck Schumer (D-WA), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Representatives Steve Israel (D-NY), Xavier Beccerra (D-CA), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) spoke to reporters…

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    Senate Party Lunch Stakeouts

    Senators spoke to reporters after their weekly party lunches.  Topics included Iran, the economy, and the Senate’s agenda.

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    Senate Democrats Briefing on Homeland Security Spending

    Several Democratic senators spoke to reporters following a failed Senate vote to compel members to meet with House negotiators over differences with Department of Homeland Security (DHS)…

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    Senate Democrats on Homeland Security Spending

    Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Tom Carper (D-DE), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke to reporters about a three-week continuing resolution to…

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    Attorney General Nomination Vote

    The Senate Judiciary Committee met in executive session to consider and vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be attorney general, as well as legislation under its…

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    Senate Democratic Leaders on Homeland Security and Immigration

    Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about H.R. 240, a bill that would fund the Homeland Security Department through the end of fiscal year 2016, and another bill to block President…

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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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