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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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    Terrorism and Global Oil Markets

    Panelists testified at a hearing on terrorism and its impact on global oil markets. Witnesses said that one of *ISIL’s main sources of revenue was oil sales in Syria and they…

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chair General Paul Selva testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. military strategy against ISIS.*…

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    Non-Veterans Affairs Health Care Programs

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs' plan to consolidate its seven non-VA health care programs into the Choice Program. The program allows veterans…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on the House-passed budget reconciliation bill, which includes provisions to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Women for Hillary Campaign Endorsement Announcement

    Thirteen of the 14 female Democratic senators announced their endorsement of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate. They explained why…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved by voice vote a two-week extension of highway and mass transit funding.

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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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    Future of Warfare

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the future of warfare. Topics included threats from Russia and China, computer hacking, and new military technology. Among the panelists were…

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    Defense Strategy Alternatives

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on ways the U.S. could improve the military and defend itself against adversaries.

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    U.S. Strategy in the Middle East

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. strategy in the Middle…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued debate on cybersecurity legislation.

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    Defense Policy Outlook

    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates testified on current U.S. defense policy and strategic posture overseas. He discussed several topics including, budget challenges, sequestration,…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate debated and voted on a judicial nomination, followed by initial debate on S. 2146, the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act sponsored by Senator David Vitter (R-LA).

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted to advance the House-Senate conference agreement for the 2016 defense authorization bill.

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    Aircraft Carrier Program

    Senior Defense Department and military officials from the U.S. Navy testified at a hearing on the Navy’s Ford-class aircraft carrier program. The first two aircraft carriers in…

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