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    Veterans Health Care and Benefits

    The House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees held a joint hearing to receive legislative presentations from multiple veterans' service organizations. Topics included the G.I.…

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    FCC Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler and Republican Commissioner Ajit Pai testified at a hearing on the commission’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2016, which totaled…

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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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    Child Nutrition Act Reauthorization

    Officials from the federal, state and local levels testified on legislation called the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act (CNR) that would authorize all school meal and nutrition…

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    Justice Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified on the Justice Department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. This was her first appearance before Congress since her confirmation as…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1191, a bill that would require the president to submit any nuclear agreement with Iran to Congress for review. 

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    Department of Transportation Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx testified on the department’s budget request for fiscal year 2016. Topics included the May 2015 expiration of the Highway Trust Fund, the Federal…

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    Agricultural Trade with Cuba

    Farmers, ranchers, and officials from the Agriculture, Treasury, and Commerce Departments testified at a hearing on the opportunities and challenges of trade with Cuba. Legislation was…

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    Veterans Affairs Department Budget for Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017

    Secretary Robert McDonald testified on the Department of Veterans Affairs' budget requests for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The proposed budget was $168.8 billion, including funding to…

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    Diplomacy and Foreign Aid Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Ben Affleck, Bill Gates, and other witnesses testified at a hearing on diplomacy and foreign aid. They talked about the work being done in Africa, and the value of continuing to invest…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted for the fourth and fifth times on ending debate, also known as invoking cloture, on S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act. Both votes…

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    Federal Law Enforcement Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Requests

    Leaders of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Marshals Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives testified at a Senate…

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    Proposed Carbon Dioxide Emission Rules

    Environmental regulation officials from five states testified about their problems and successes dealing with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon dioxide…

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    Treasury Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Secretary Jack Lew, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen, and Inspector General for Tax Administration Russell George testified on the Treasury Department’s fiscal year…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 47-43 to block a motion to force a conference with the House on H.R. 240, a Homeland Security spending bill that funded the department through September 30, 2015.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate has voted 93-5 to confirm Ashton Carter to be the next defense secretary. Republican Senators Blunt (MO), Crapo (ID), Kirk (IL), Risch (ID), and Boozman (AR) voted…

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    Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Janet McCabe testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposals to limit emissions from new and existing…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened with a period of morning business and thereafter began debate on H.R. 203, a bill aimed at preventing military suicides.

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    Senate Session

    Senators have voted 62-36 to pass S. 1, a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Earlier, they voted 62-35 to limit debate on the bill. The next vote will occur…

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    Federal Highway and Transit Programs

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and others testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on transportation infrastructure funding. He told committee…

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