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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, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 (S. 2012), an energy policy bill.

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    Flint, Michigan, Water Contamination

    Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Gary Peters (D-MI), and other Senate Democrats announced an amendment to an energy policy bill dealing with lead contamination of the water supply in Flint,…

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    Generic Drug Approval Process and Accessibility

    Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, testified at a hearing on the accessibility of generic drugs. She talked about progress being…

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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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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued work on S. 2012, an energy policy bill and confirmed the nomination of John Michael Vasquez as a judge in the federal district court in New Jersey.

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    Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

    Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH), Governor Peter Shumlin (D-VT), federal drug policy officials, and advocates testified at a hearing on heroin and…

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    Mental Health Care

    Public health officials and advocates testified at a hearing on federal government efforts to improve the quality and accessibility of mental health care in the U.S.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 55-43 to block legislation to enhance security checks for Syrian and Iraqi refugees seeking asylum in the U.S.

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    Senate Session

    Following a period of morning business, senators confirmed Luis Felipe Restrepo’s nomination to be U.S. circuit judge for the Third Circuit. Members also passed a resolution…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. Members gave general speeches.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate passed a continuing resolution to keep the government funded for five more days.

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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Oversight

    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on his agency’s operations. Mr. Comey discussed the…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    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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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    International Climate Negotiations

    Representatives of groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the World Resources Institute, the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, and the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued work on H.R. 2577, the fiscal year 2016 Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (HUD) spending bill. Senators voted to advance a motion to go to conference…

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    Food and Drug Administration Confirmation Hearing

    Robert Califf testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on his nomination to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Many of senators'…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate observed a moment of silence for victims of the Paris terrorist attacks. Senators were expected to debate a joint resolution of disapproval of the Environmental Protection…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 82-7 to go to conference on a six-year highway funding bill approved by the House the previous week 363-64.

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