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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 1

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. Following leadership remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to introduce bills and speak on any…

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    Senate Democratic Leaders on Homeland Security and Immigration

    Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about H.R. 240, a bill that would fund the Homeland Security Department through the end of fiscal year 2016, and another bill to block President…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Senators returned from their weekly caucus lunches. The Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to introduce bills and make speeches.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

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

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    Senate Session

    The Senate has voted 93-5 to confirm Ashton Carter to be the next defense secretary. Republican Senators Blunt (MO), Crapo (ID), Kirk (IL), Risch (ID), and Boozman (AR) voted…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate has passed S. 295, the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act of 2015, which sets forth guidelines…

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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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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following leader remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to speak for up to ten minutes each on a variety of topics.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed initial debate on H.R. 240, a bill to fund the Department of Homeland of Security.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 240, a bill funding the Homeland Security Department.

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    House and Senate leaders held a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal to members of the 1st Special Service Force for their role in the liberation of Europe in World War…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following morning hour business, the Senate continued debate on the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act (H.R. 203). The Senate voted 99-0 to approve S.167, the Clay Hunt…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened with a period of morning business and thereafter began debate on H.R. 203, a bill aimed at preventing military suicides.

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    Senate Session

    Senators have voted 62-36 to pass S. 1, a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Earlier, they voted 62-35 to limit debate on the bill. The next vote will occur…

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    Attorney General Confirmation Hearing, Day 1, Part 1

    Loretta Lynch testified about her nomination for U.S. attorney general and her qualifications for the position. Among the topics she addressed were immigration, National Security Agency…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed consideration of S. 1, a bill to approve construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed consideration of S. 1, a bill to approve construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed consideration of S. 1, a bill to approve construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. Senators rejected a motion on a substitute amendment authored by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK); 60 votes were needed. Senators…

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