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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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    Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act Markup Hearing

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee met to mark up S. 615, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015. The bill requires that Congress review and approve any agreements relating 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, 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, Part 2

    Members resumed debate and voting on amendments to S.Con.Res. 11, the Senate Republican budget resolution for fiscal year 2016.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Members resumed debate and voting on amendments to S. Con.bRes. 11, the Senate Republican budget resolution for fiscal year 2016.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Senators spoke about S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015. and other topics. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) delivered his maiden floor speech.

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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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    Authorization for the Use of Military Force Request

    Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on President…

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    Music Market Governance

    Music industry leaders testified at a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights. Witnesses talked about how streaming music…

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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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    Attorney General Nomination Vote

    The Senate Judiciary Committee met in executive session to consider and vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be attorney general, as well as legislation under its…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate by a 47-76 margin voted against limiting debate on H.R. 240, a House-passed Department fo Homeland Security spending bill that included provisions to block President…

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    Attorney General Confirmation Hearing, Day 1, Part 2

    Loretta Lynch testified about her nomination for U.S. attorney general and her qualifications for the position. Among the topics she addressed were immigration and the Obama…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed consideration of S. 1, a bill to approve construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed consideration of S. 1, a bill to approve construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. Senators rejected a motion on a substitute amendment authored by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK); 60 votes were needed. Senators…

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    Iran Nuclear Negotiations

    Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Undersecretary of State David Cohen testified on negotiations with Iran over its nuclear arms program. Members focused on the status of the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senatae convened for a legislative session. The chamber voted 93-4 for passage of a bill extending the federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Program beyond the end of 2014.

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    Senate Ceremonial Swearing-In

    Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected senators. The event happens at the start of each Congress in the Old Senate Chamber. The…

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