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    Tax Code and International Taxation

    Finance and tax policy experts testified on the U.S. system of international taxation and ways to reverse the growing trend of American companies reincorporating overseas to avoid paying…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated S. 2244, a bill to reauthorize the terrorism risk insurance program for seven years.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed 53-44 the nomination of Ronnie L. White to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. Members voted to block consideration of S. 2578, a bill to…

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Janet Yellen presented to the committee the Federal Reserve Board’s semiannual report on monetary policy. She said the economy had improved but that the recovery was still not…

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    Senate Democratic Leaders on Contraception Coverage

    Senate Democratic leaders held a news conference to outline their proposed bill, the “Not My Boss’s Business Act,” that would require employers to abide by the health care…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 71-26 to confirm Julian Castro to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Senators also debated S. 2363, a bill to make more federal land…

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    Democratic Leaders on Immigration

    House and Senate Democratic leaders held a news conference to mark the one-year anniversary of the Senate’s passage of immigration reform legislation. The House had yet to act on an…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed initial work on H.R. 4660, the Commerce, Science, Justice and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

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    Department of Homeland Security Oversight

    Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Department of Homeland Security. In opening remarks, Secretary Johnson spoke about the…

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    Senate Democrats on Student Loans

    Senate Democratic leaders spoke reporters following the 56-38 vote blocking legislation that would allow individuals to refinance student loan debt at lower rates. Other topics…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate failed to invoke cloture on S. 2432, a bill to provide for the refinancing of certain federal student loans. The Senate was scheduled to vote at 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time…

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    Student Loan Refinancing

    Senate Democratic leaders held a news conference on college affordability and a bill that would allow people to refinance student loan debt at the same rate students can borrow…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed by a 78-17 margin Sylvia Burwell to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. They also confirmed by voice vote Carolyn Hessler-Radelet to be…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to ten minutes each. Members voted on three judicial confirmation votes as well as the…

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    Campaign Finance

    Witnesses that included Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) testified at a hearing on a proposed constitutional amendment in response to the…

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    Senate Democratic Leaders on Immigration Reform

    Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters on immigration reform and responded to questions. Senate Majority Leader Reid urged the House to pass the Senate immigration legislation…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to ten minutes each. The nomination of David Barron to be a federal appeals court judge was…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate reconvened to work on judicial nominations and legislation to extend tax breaks.

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    Health and Human Services Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Finance Committee held a confirmation hearing to consider the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. This was her…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for legislative business.

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