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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted on three district court judge nominations: Andre Birotte’s to the Central District of California, Robin Rosenberg to the Southern District of Florida, and John…

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    Patient Safety

    Medical doctors specializing in patient safety testified on preventable medical errors that can lead to death or serious financial problems as bills mount to correct the medical mistake.

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    Cyber Crime Networks

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the threat from “botnets,” networks of infected computers that are used to carry out cyber attacks, send spam…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate confirmed the nominations of Norman Bay and Cheryl LaFleur to be members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Members were also expected to hold voice votes to…

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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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    Campus Sexual Assaults

    School administrators, Department of Education officials, and victims testified on the problem of sexual assault on college campuses. The hearing focused on ways that federal laws,‎…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, a bill that would reauthorize and overhaul a 1998 federal job training programs law that expired in 2003.

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    Climate Change Issues

    Four former Republican Environmental Protection Agency administrators were among the witnesses at a hearing on efforts to address global climate change. The former administrators, invited…

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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 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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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate debated three Federal Reserve Board of Governors nominations and then held up to three cloture votes on the nominees:Lael Brainard and Jerome Powell to be members, and Stanley…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened with a period of Morning Business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. At 5:30 p.m Eastern Daylight Time, the Senate was to hold three…

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    Student Loan Debt

    Witnesses testified on student loan debt and its effects on borrowers, career choice, and the economy. Brittany Jones talked about her struggles with student loan debt impeded her…

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    Nuclear Regulatory Commission Recommendations

    Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) testified on the recommendations of their task force created after the 2011 Fukishima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in…

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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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    Effects of Climate Change on Wildlife and Agriculture

    Environmental specialists from the fishing, forestry, farming, and wildlife sectors testified on the economic effects of climate change on wildlife and agriculture industries.Senator Jon…

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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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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Oversight

    Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey testified at an oversight hearing on FBI operations and policy. He talked about the agency’s procedures and practices…

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