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    Private Student Loans

    Witnesses testified on private student loans, including current levels of debt, options borrowers have to modify loans, and the legal framework. One of the panelists told the committee…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on S. 2569, a bill that would provide tax incentives for businesses to bring offshore jobs back to the U.S.

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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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    Senate Session

    Following a period of morning business, the Senate resumed initial work on H.R. 4660, the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

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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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    Senator Manchin on Violence in Iraq

    Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke to reporters after a closed-door briefing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on the escalating violence in Iraq.

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    Senators Ayotte and Manchin on U.S.-Taliban Prisoner Exchange

    Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) reacted to the Obama administration’s justification for not notifying members of Congress before the U.S.-Taliban prisoner…

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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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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Health and Human Services Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee held a confirmation hearing to consider the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be Health and Human Services…

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    Electric Grid Security and Reliability

    Witnesses testified on strategies to increase the reliability and security of the electric grid from cyber and physical attacks. They also discussed the impact of Environmental…

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    Senate Session

    Following a period of morning business, senators voted on invoking cloture on the nominations of Michelle Friedland for U.S. Ninth Circuit Court judge, and David Weil for administrator of…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    U.S. Army Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    John McHugh and General Raymond Odierno testified on the Army’s fiscal year 2015 budget request. Much of the hearing focused on the previous day’s shooting by a U.S.…

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    Natural Gas Exports

    Witnesses testified on ways the U.S. could expand domestic energy production, increase its natural gas exports, and build better relations with Eastern European…

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    Afghanistan Assessment

    General Joseph Dunford Jr., the commander of coalition troops in Afghanistan, testified on troop presence in Afghanistan post-2014. General Dunford said that Afghan forces would…

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    Military Special Operations Command Budget

    Admiral William McRaven and Assistant Defense Secretary Michael Lumpkin testified at a hearing on the budget for U.S. Special Operations Command included in the fiscal year 2015…

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    Intelligence and Military Nominations

    General Paul Selva and Navy Vice Admiral Michael Rogers testified at a hearing on their respective nominations. General Selva was chosen to lead the U.S. Transportation Command, and…

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    Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Authorization

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chair General Martin Dempsey testified on the fiscal year 2015 defense budget request. It included $495.6 billion in spending, roughly…

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    Monetary Policy Report

    Chair Janet Yellen testified about the Federal Reserve Board’s semiannual report on monetary policy and the U.S. economic outlook for the year. In her opening statement she told…

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