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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Robert McDonald to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. In remarks, Mr. McDonald pledged…

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    Emergency Funding for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Witnesses testified on President Obama’s request for emergency funds to deal with the flood of migrant children from Central America at the U.S. border. The respective…

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    Climate Change Issues

    Four former Republican Environmental Protection Agency administrators were among the witnesses at a hearing on efforts to address global climate change. The former administrators, invited…

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    Child Nutrition Programs

    Education, medical, and military officials testified about some of the ways child nutrition programs affect issues such as national security, economic vitality, and the health of children…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate failed to invoke cloture on S. 2432, a bill to provide for the refinancing of certain federal student loans. The Senate was scheduled to vote at 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time…

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    Department of Justice Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Attorney General Eric Holder and Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified on their department’s fiscal year 2015 budget request, which totaled $27.4 billion, including $25.3…

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    Environmental Protection Agency Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Environmental Protection Agency Administration Gina McCarthy testified on her agency’s fiscal year 2015 budget request. Many of the questions centered on oversight of the agency…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a a period of morning business and thereafter continued work on S. 1068, a bill that would reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant program that…

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    Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Secretary Eric Shinseki and five other Veterans Affairs officials testified on their department’s fiscal year 2015 budget request. The request totaled $163.9 billion, with $68.3…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate returned from its weekly party lunches for a period of Morning Business, during which senators were allowed to speak on any topic. At 3:45 p.m, the Senate resumed executive…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business, during which senators were allowed to speak on any topic for up to ten minutes each. Thereafter, members resumed initial work on…

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    Transportation infrastructure Investments

    Thomas Donohue and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka testified on federal funding for transportation infrastructure and MAP-21, the current transportation law that expires in September 2014.…

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    Senate Session

    Following leader remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to ten minutes on any topic. At 11 a.m., the Senate proceeded to…

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    West Virginia Chemical Spill

    West Virginia state representatives and environmental experts testified on the safety of drinking water following a January 2014 chemical leak that left several thousand West Virginia…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate passed the flood insurance bill by a 67-32 vote.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1926, the flood insurance bill.

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    Climate Change Policy

    Federal officials and climate specialists testified on the Obama administration’s climate change policy. The plan includes a number of executive actions targeting carbon…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened and resumed consideration of the motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.R.3304, the National Defense Authorization Act.

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    Senate Debate on Health Care Law

    Senators debated the Affordable Care Act during the day’s proceedings in the U.S. Senate.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.3204, the Pharmaceutical Drug Compounding bill.

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