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    Defense Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the fiscal year 2016 budget request for the…

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    Former Senator Barry Goldwater Statue Dedication Ceremony

    House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi dedicated a statue to the late Barry…

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    Global Terror Threats

    James Clapper and Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on global terror threats. Topics included the Ukraine-Russia conflict, the…

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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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    Developments in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan Operations Commander General John Campbell testified on developments in Afghanistan. He told committee members that he had provided the Obama administration with options…

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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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    National Security Strategy

    Two former undersecretaries of Defense for policy, Eric Edelman and Michele Flournoy, testified on national security threats facing the U.S. They answered questions on Iran’s nuclear…

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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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    Guantanamo Bay Prison

    The Defense Department’s Brian McKeon and the National Counterterrorism Center’s Nicholas Rasmussen testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee about the future of the…

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    Secretary of Defense Confirmation Hearing

    Former Defense Department Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be secretary of defense. He answered two full rounds…

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    Military Retirement and Compensation Changes

    Members of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission testified on their efforts to make changes to pensions, health care, and retirement compensation for members of…

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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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    Budget Control Act of 2011 and Sequestration

    The heads of the military branches testified on the impact of sequestration Defense Department budget cuts on national security.

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    National Security Strategy

    Former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, and George Shultz testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on global threats and national security…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of S.1, a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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    National Security Threats

    Former National Security Advisers Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Snowcroft testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on threats to U.S. national security.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate considered nominations and a terrorism insurance bill. Earlier, it cleared H.R. 5571, a bill extending certain tax breaks…

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    Foreign Relations Legislation Markup

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee met to mark up a bill that would authorize limited military force against ISIS for three years. It also permits the use of ground forces in certain…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered a House-passed 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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