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    Senate Democrats on Planned Parenthood

    Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and advocates held a press conference ahead of a procedural vote on a bill to repeal federal funding for…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed a three-month extension for highway and mass transit programs in order to meet the July 31 funding deadline. Members also passed a six-year highway funding bill,…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Secretary John Kerry, Jack Lew, and Ernest Moniz joined Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey in testifying before the Senate Armed Services…

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    Marine Corps Commandant Confirmation Hearing

    Lieutenant General Robert Neller gave testimony on his nomination to replace General Joseph Dunford as commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. General Dunford was nominated to be the new…

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    Army Chief of Staff Confirmation Hearing

    General Mark Milley gave testimony on his nomination to replace outgoing Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno. General Milley told the committee that Russia is the greatest national…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed work 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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    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Confirmation Hearing

    General Joseph Dunford testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Committee members asked General Dunford for his…

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    Encryption Technology and Terrorism

    FBI Director James Comey testified on new encryption technologies and the challenge the pose to law enforcement and counterterrorism operations. He specifically talked about how ISIS*…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act. It would change the No Child Left Behind Law by giving more authority to states and local school districts.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act. It would change the No Child Left Behind Law by giving more authority to states and local school districts.

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified on U.S. strategy in combating ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria. A broad range of topics…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on on H.R. 1735, the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. The Senate passed the McGuire nomination, 62-24 and the Smith nomination on a voice…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following leader remarks and an hour of morning business, Senators resumed debate on H.R. 1735, a fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization bill, which authorizes $612 billion for…

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    Veterans' Health Care and Benefits

    Witnesses, including Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson, testified at a hearing on the implementation and future of the Veterans Choice program, which allows veterans on…

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    Wildfire Management

    Environmental and firefighting experts testified on the role of government in wildfire management. The hearing focused on the effects of wildfires on communities prone to them.

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    U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    U.S. Pacific Command Admiral Samuel Locklear and General Curtis Scaparrotti, the commander of U.S. forces in Korea, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee about their fiscal…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued debate on its fiscal year 2016 budget resolution. The Senate voted on a continuous “vote-a-rama” procedure on amendments to S. Con. Res 11, the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senators spoke on a variety of topics. The impasse over an abortion rider in S. 178, a bill that seeks to provide justice for…

    522 views
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    Navy Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Navy Secretary Raymond Mabus, Naval Operations Chief Admiral John Greenert, and Marine Corps Commandant General Joseph Dunford testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the…

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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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