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    Homeland Security Department Oversight

    Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at an oversight hearing on the Department of Homeland Security.

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    Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified on her department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. The request totaled $83.8 billion, including funds for improving…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate by a 56-43 vote confirmed Loretta Lynch to become the 83rd attorney general and first African-American woman to the position.

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    Department of Transportation Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx testified on the department’s budget request for fiscal year 2016. Topics included the May 2015 expiration of the Highway Trust Fund, the Federal…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed 99-0 the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (S. 178), anti-human trafficking legislation that would impose fines and others penalties against persons convicted…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened with a period of morning business before resuming debate on S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act. The bill includes a provision barring money from victims' funds from being spent on abortions.

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Doolittle Tokyo Raiders

    House and Senate leaders held a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, a volunteer unit that conducted the first air raid on Japan during…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened with a period of morning business. It approved entering into conference negotiations with House lawmakers on the fiscal year 2016 budget resolution.

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act Markup Hearing

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee met to mark up S. 615, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015. The bill requires that Congress review and approve any agreements relating to…

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    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Senate Democratic leaders spoke with reporters following their weekly caucus lunch.Topics included equal pay for women, Loretta Lynch’s nomination to be attorney general, and the…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business. Following leader remarks, the Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak on a variety of…

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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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    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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    Congressional Democrats on Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chuck Schumer (D-WA), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Representatives Steve Israel (D-NY), Xavier Beccerra (D-CA), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) spoke to reporters…

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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 Session

    The Senate voted for the fourth and fifth times on ending debate, also known as invoking cloture, on S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act. Both votes…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate by a 57-41 margin failed for a third time to end debate on the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (S. 178). Democrats voted against cloture because of their…

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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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