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    Senate Session

    The Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. Earlier, they voted to advance the nomination of Pamela Harris to be U.S.…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated S. 2244, a bill to reauthorize the terrorism risk insurance program for seven years.

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    Chronic Illness

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on the problems faced by patients living with chronic disease illness, and some of the shortcomings in the health care system. Among the…

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Janet Yellen presented to the committee the Federal Reserve Board’s semiannual report on monetary policy. She said the economy had improved but that the recovery was still not…

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    Senate Hearing on Housing Nominations

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Development Committee heard testimony from Housing and Urban Development secretary nominee Julian Castro, and Federal Housing Finance Agency inspector…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate failed to invoke cloture on S. 2432, a bill to provide for the refinancing of certain federal student loans. The Senate was scheduled to vote at 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time…

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    Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

    Witnesses testified on a House-passed bill reigns in National Security Agency’s (NSA) metadata surveillance programs conducted under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).…

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    Health and Human Services Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Finance Committee held a confirmation hearing to consider the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. This was her…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified on her department’s fiscal year 2015 budget request, and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The…

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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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    Tax Break Extension Bill Markup

    The Senate Finance Committee marked up the “tax extenders” bill, legislation that would extend a set of expired and soon-to-expire temporary tax breaks. They approved the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate began debate on HR 4302, the Medicare payments to doctors bill, also known as “doc fix.” The “doc fix” bill is an annual measure to delay for a year the…

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    OMB Director Burwell on Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

    White House Budget Director Sylvia Burwell testified at a Senate Budget Committee hearing on President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal. Topics included defense budget…

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    Treasury Secretary Lew on Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified on President Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. In his testimony Secretary Lew called the plan a clear path forward for economic…

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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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    Consumer Financial Data Protection

    Witnesses testified on governmental response to the recent security breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus. The focused on the impact on consumers and steps being taken to protect…

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    Global Security Threats

    Directors from four intelligence agencies gave their annual assessment of global threats to the United States. James Clapper in his testimony urged former National Security Agency…

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    Senate Pro Forma Session

    The Senate convened for a pro forma session.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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