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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented her semiannual report on the current status of the economy and what monetary policy was doing to sustain the recovery to the Senate Banking…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued debate on S.1177. Members voted on amendments and final passage. S. 1177 passed 81-17.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, legislation that would change the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law by granting more authority to states and local school…

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    Senate Democrats on Budget Negotiations

    Senate Democratic leaders held a news conference to call on Senate Republicans to schedule bipartisan budget negotiations as early as the following week. The topics of questions…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on on H.R. 1735, the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act.

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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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    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Senate Democratic leaders spoke with reporters about their legislative agenda for the upcoming week.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following leader remarks and an hour of morning business, Senators resumed debate on H.R. 1735, a fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization bill, which authorizes $612 billion for…

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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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