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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 2028, the legislative vehicle for a $37.5 billion energy and water spending bill for fiscal year 2017.

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    Confirmation Hearing for Generals Curtis Scaparrotti and Lori Robinson

    General Curtis Scaparrotti, nominated to be commander of U.S. European Command, and General Lori Robinson, nominated to be commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued debate on H.R.636, the legislative vehicle for the long-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill.

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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on legal challenges to President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. The Supreme Court later in the morning was to hear oral…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following leader remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business. The Senate continued work on H.R.636, the legislative vehicle for the long-term Federal Aviation Administration…

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    Army Force Posture and Readiness

    Acting Army Secretary Patrick Murphy and Chief of Staff General Mark Milley testified at a hearing on worldwide threats and challenges facing the U.S. Army, as well as the military…

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    Cybersecurity

    Admiral Michael Rogers testified on the nation’s cyber infrastructure. Admiral Rogers said that America cannot combat ISIS* propaganda on the internet by simply shutting it down.…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved a resolution to hold Backpage.com chief executive officer Carl Ferrer in contempt for failing to appear before a Senate committee.

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    Forest Service Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

    Thomas Tidwell testified at a hearing on the Forest Service’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal. Many of the committee members' questions focused on the Forest Service’s…

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    U.S. Central Command, Africa Command, and Special Operations Command

    The heads of the Pentagon’s U.S. Central, Africa, and Special Operations commands testified at a hearing on U.S.-led anti-terrorism efforts. Most of the witness testimony and…

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    Supreme Court Vacancy

    Members of the Senate Democratic and Congressional Black Caucuses spoke to reporters about the vacant Supreme Court seat and Republicans' opposition to considering any nominee before the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.

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    Supreme Court Nomination Process

    Constitutional law scholars spoke at a Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee forum on Republican efforts to postpone a vote on a Supreme Court nominee until after the 2016 presidential…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed 89-4 the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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    U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea Operations

    Admiral Harry Harris, commander of the United States Pacific Command, and General Curtis Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, testified at a hearing on military operations in the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved a bill dealing with sanctions against North Korea. It aims to improve enforcement of sanctions by restricting access to the U.S. financial system for entities…

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    Global Threats

    Intelligence Community leaders testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee, providing an assessment of the main global threats to the U.S., including ISIL*, North Korea’s…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued work on S. 2012, an energy policy bill and confirmed the nomination of John Michael Vasquez as a judge in the federal district court in New Jersey.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 52-40 to block a veto override of President Obama’s veto of a disapproval resolution on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations governing interstate…

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    Middle East Strategy

    Former Army Vice Chief of Staff General John Keane, former U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker, and former Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon testified at a hearing on U.S. Middle East…

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