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    Hawaii Democratic Senate Primary Debate

    Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Representative Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) participated in a debate for the Democratic nomination to the U.S. Senate before the August 9, 2014, primary…

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    Travel and Tourism Industry

    Witnesses testified on the government’s role in and efforts to support the U.S. travel and tourism industry. The hearing focused specifically on the 2012 National Travel and…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate reconvened for a period of morning business with senators allowed to speak for up to ten minutes each. At 5:00 p.m. ET senators began talking about climate change. At 5:30…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Senators were scheduled to vote at approximately 2:35 on final passage of the farm bill. A simple majority was needed.

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    West Coast and Pacific Fisheries

    Fisheries management experts from the Pacific Northwest testified on the effects of the Magnuson-Stevens Act on the region.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued consideration of the motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to H.J. Res. 59, Budget Act, post-cloture. The measure…

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    Typhoon Haiyan Response

    Witnesses testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs on the U.S. response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. They said the U.S.…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened an resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.3204, the Pharmaceutical Drug Compounding bill.

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    Government Shutdown and Economic Security

    Witnesses testified on the impact of the federal shutdown on businesses and government functions. Among the topics discussed were transportation and consumer safety, scientific…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business, and thereafter resumed consideration of S. 1392, the energy efficiency bill.

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    Water Infrastructure

    Witnesses testified on the state of aging dams, reservoirs and hydroelectric plants around the nation.

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    Passenger Safety and Regulation of Cruise Ships

    Witnesses testified on passenger safety and regulation of the cruise industry, focusing on the February 2013 Carnival Triumph fire that left passengers stranded at sea for days.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened with a period of morning business and then resumed consideration of S.1243, the Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill. At 3:40 p.m. the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter confirmed the nomination of Thomas Perez for secretary of the Department of Labor and of Regina McCarthy for…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumes consideration of S.744, the immigration bill, and voted to confirm the nomination of Penny Pritzker to be secretary of commerce.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened and resumed consideration of S 744, the immigration bill. Additionally Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) delivered his first speech in the Senate and Senator Tim Kaine…

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    Energy Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Ernest Moniz to be the secretary of the Department of Energy. He was introduced by former Senator…

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