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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate reconvened for a legislative session, considering amendments to the chamber’s fiscal year 2016 budget resolution. The chamber then passed the resolution, 52-46. They…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued debate on its fiscal year 2016 budget resolution. The Senate voted on a continuous “vote-a-rama” procedure on amendments to S. Con. Res 11, the…

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    Alzheimer's Disease Research

    Witnesses testified on the status of Alzheimer’s disease research, prevention, and possible cures. Topics included the progress of research and the need for more…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Members resumed debate and voting on amendments to S.Con.Res. 11, the Senate Republican budget resolution for fiscal year 2016.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Members resumed debate and voting on amendments to S. Con.bRes. 11, the Senate Republican budget resolution for fiscal year 2016.

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    Deputy Attorney General Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to consider Sally Quillian Yates' nomination for deputy attorney general, the Justice Department’s second-highest position. Topics…

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    Senate Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Markup, Day 2

    The Senate Budget Committee met to mark up its budget proposal for fiscal year 2016, which begins October 1, 2015. Dozens of amendments on a variety of domestic and foreign policy issues…

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    Senate Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Markup, Day 1

    The Senate Budget Committee marked up the Senate fiscal year 2016 budget proposal.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Senators spoke about S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015. and other topics. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) delivered his maiden floor speech.

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    Proposed Carbon Dioxide Emission Rules

    Environmental regulation officials from five states testified about their problems and successes dealing with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon dioxide…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate reconvened and resumed debate on S. 178, a bill that would impose fines and other penalties against those convicted of human trafficking and provide restitution and assistance…

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    Medical Innovation

    Drs. Margaret Hamburg of the Food and Drug Administration and Francis Collins of the National Institutes of Health testified on actions their agencies are taking to advance the field…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. Senators voted, 92 - 0, to approve the nomination of Daniel Marti to be the White House’s intellectual property enforcement…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted, 53-46 to disapprove the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule on unions. The Senate failed to override President Obama’s veto of S.1, a bill to construct…

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    Attorney General Nomination Vote

    The Senate Judiciary Committee met in executive session to consider and vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be attorney general, as well as legislation under its…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate reconvened for a legislative session. The Senate voted 98-2 to advance H.R. 240, a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security on the fifth attempt. Senators James…

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    Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Janet McCabe testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposals to limit emissions from new and existing…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to introduce bills and speak on any topic.

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    Corrections Act and Prison Reform

    Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) held a news conference about prison reform. They spoke about re-introducing the next day the Corrections Oversight,…

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    Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal

    Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan testified about the Obama administration’s proposed fiscal year 2016 budget.

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