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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate votes on confirmation of the following nominations, which were expected to be confirmed by voice vote: Daniel Santos to be a member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered several nominations, including Vivek Murthy to be surgeon general and Daniel Santos to sit on the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. Dr. Murthy was…

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    Senate Session

    With funding set to expire at midnight, the Senate passed H.J.Res.131, a short-term continuing resolution funding the federal government until midnight on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on a $577 defense spending bill, nominations, and a $1.1 trillion spending deal approved by the House on December 11th. Senator Cruz (R-TX) raised a…

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    Criminal Justice and Policing Practices

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil Rights held a hearing on criminal justice and policing practices after recent protests around the country in the wake of deaths of unarmed black…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate cleared, by unanimous consent, a resolution continuing current federal funding for two days, giving the chamber time to debate H.R. 83, the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill,…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered a House-passed (300-119) defense authorization bill, which authorized $585 billion for defense programs for 2015.

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    Use of Military Force Against ISIL

    Secretary of State John Kerry testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the use of military force against so-called Islamic State* militants. Secretary Kerry said a…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate took three roll call votes on President Obama’s nominees for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Advanced Research Projects…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for debate and voted on several nominations. Senator James Rockefeller IV delivered his farewell speech.

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    Senate Democratic Leaders on Immigration Executive Order

    Senate Democratic leaders held a news conference ahead of President Obama’s prime-time address on immigration policy changes, saying that executive action was not a solution but a…

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session

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    Illinois Senate Debate

    Incumbent Senator and Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D) and challenger Jim Oberweis (R) faced off in a debate in the Illinois Senate race. Courtesy of ABC-7.

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    Illinois U.S. Senate Endorsement Interview

    Senator Dick Durbin (D) and Jim Oberweis (R) were interviewed by members of the Chicago Tribune editorial board as the leaders of Illinois’s largest newspaper decided which candidate…

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    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Senate Democratic leaders held a news conference urging Republicans to work on legislation to increase the minimum wage, reduce student loan debts, and ensure access to birth control.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    By a vote of 78-22, the Senate cleared H.J. Res 124, a measure to fund the government through December 11, for President Obama’s signature. The House passed the measure 273-156,…

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    U.S. Strategy Against Terrorists

    Secretary of State John Kerry testified at a Senate Foreign Relation Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating the Islamic State* militant group. He had just returned from a…

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    West Africa Ebola Outbreak

    Federal health officials and health workers testified at a joint hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Ebola…

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