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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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    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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    Agricultural Trade with Cuba

    Farmers, ranchers, and officials from the Agriculture, Treasury, and Commerce Departments testified at a hearing on the opportunities and challenges of trade with Cuba. Legislation was…

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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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    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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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight Hearing

    The commissioners testified at a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) oversight hearing about operations and budget. The focus was on their recent open Internet vote classifying the…

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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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    National Wireless Public Safety Network

    Representatives of federal agencies and first responder groups testified at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing hearing on progress made toward establishing the First Responder Network…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate was debating S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. No agreement has been reached on how to proceed on…

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    Music Market Governance

    Music industry leaders testified at a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights. Witnesses talked about how streaming music…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted, 53-46 to disapprove the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule on unions. The Senate failed to override President Obama’s veto of S.1, a bill to construct…

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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 Democratic Leaders on Homeland Security Funding

    Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about funding the Department of Homeland Security, which was set to expire on February 27.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate by a 47-76 margin voted against limiting debate on H.R. 240, a House-passed Department fo Homeland Security spending bill that included provisions to block President…

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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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    U.S. Supply Chain

    Officials from the food and freight industries testified at a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation subcommittee hearing on the role of ports in the U.S. supply chain, and challenges…

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    Data Security Breach Legislation

    Cybersecurity expert and representatives from the retail and banking sectors testified at a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing on preventing data breaches affecting consumers and…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate voted 51-48 not to proceed to debate on H.R. 240, a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security.

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    Federal Freight Rail Programs

    State and local officials testified about the increased demand of railroad freight traffic for transporting commodities and the infrastructure needs to accommodate this demand. They…

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