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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 (S. 2012), an energy policy bill.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 2012, an energy policy bill that would require electric grid upgrades, speed up permitting for natural gas exports, improve energy efficiency standards for…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate passed a continuing resolution to keep the government funded for five more days.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate approved two resolutions disapproving Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. One resolution deals with EPA rules limiting…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate blocked the fiscal year 2016 defense spending bill. Senators also advanced consideration H.R. 2029, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies…

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    Consumer Reviews

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee heard testimony on legislation to prohibit “gag clauses” that allow businesses to pursue legal action against customers…

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    Federal Communications Commission Nomination

    Jessica Rosenworcel testified at a hearing on her nomination for a second five-year term as a member of the Federal Communications Commission. She responded to questions on a variety…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 70-27 to pass the fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill. 

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued consideration of a measure to fund the government beyond the September 30, 2015, deadline.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued debate on a resolution of disapproval of the Iran nuclear agreement. 

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 754, a bill to incentivize private businesses and the federal government to share information about cybersecurity threats.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed consideration of a six-year highway and transit funding bill.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following any leadership remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to speak on any topic.  The Senate resumed debate on a highway funding bill.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, legislation that would change the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law by granting more authority to states and local school…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on on H.R. 1735, the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1735, a fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization bill, which authorizes $612 billion for weapons and defense programs.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued working on fast-track trade authority promotion legislation. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke for approximately 10 hours and 30 minutes in opposition to provisions…

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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 about the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. Secretary Carter…

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    National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    The director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the heads of several medical research institutes testified on the NIH fiscal year 2016 budget request. The witnesses…

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    Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified on her department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. The request totaled $83.8 billion, including funds for improving…

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