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    Campus Sexual Assaults

    Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Dean Heller (R-NV) testified on their bill intended to combat campus sexual assault. The second…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed consideration of a six-year highway and transit funding bill. The House approved a six-month extension. Funding for highway and mass transit programs expires…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed consideration of a six-year highway and mass transit funding bill.

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    Retirement Adviser Regulations

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Subcommittee on Education and Workforce Safety. He addressed questions on a proposed rule…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate voted 41-56 to block consideration of a highway funding bill. Before their caucus lunch break, senators announced a…

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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

    The Senate resumed work 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 Session, Part 2

    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 Session

    The Senate resumed work on changes to the No Child Left Behind law.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act. It would change the No Child Left Behind Law by giving more authority to states and local school districts.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated and approved the House-passed trade promotion authority (TPA) bill by a 60-38 vote. 

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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 resumed debate on H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on amendments to H.R. 1735, a fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization bill, which authorizes $612 billion for weapons and defense programs. Four…

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    Health Care Law Subsidies

    Legal experts testified on health care subsidies for low and some middle income families that were established under the Affordable Care Act. The hearing occurred as a Supreme Court…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1735, a fiscal year 2016 national defense authorization bill for weapons and defense programs.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate passed H.R. 2048, the USA FREEDOM Act,67-32, which makes changes to National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance provisions under the PATRIOT act that expired on June 1. All…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate took up H.R. 2048, the USA FREEDOM Act, which makes changes to expired PATRIOT Act provisions dealing with government surveillance and data collection.

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    Police Body Cameras

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism held a hearing on the benefits and costs of police body camera technology. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) testified about the…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1314, the legislative vehicle for fast-track trade promotion authority and trade adjustment assistance.

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