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    Senate Democrats on Amtrak Funding

    Senate Democrats representing states along Amtrak’s Northeast corridor held a news conference. The called on Congress to fully fund the rail service’s fiscal year 2016…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued working on fast-track trade authority promotion legislation. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke for approximately 10 hours and 30 minutes in opposition to provisions…

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    Police Body Cameras

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism held a hearing on the benefits and costs of police body camera technology. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) testified about the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on the motion to proceed to H.R. 1214, a trade promotion authority bill. Earlier, members voted 84-12 to confirm the nomination of Sally Yates to be deputy…

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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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    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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    Global Health Programs

    Elton John and Rick Warren were among the witnesses at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on State Department global health programs. They focused on the ongoing fight…

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    Homeland Security Department Oversight

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at an oversight hearing on his agency’s priorities. Topics included the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program,…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    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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    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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