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    Senate Session

    The Senate failed to advance consideration of an energy policy bill dealing with the electric grid, natural gas exports, energy efficiency standards, and reauthorization of the federal Land…

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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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    Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

    Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH), Governor Peter Shumlin (D-VT), federal drug policy officials, and advocates testified at a hearing on heroin and…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 55-43 to block legislation to enhance security checks for Syrian and Iraqi refugees seeking asylum in the U.S.

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    President Obama's Executive Actions on Gun Control

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other witnesses testified at a hearing on President Obama’s executive actions on gun control. Attorney General Lynch emphasized that the…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate blocked consideration of S. 2232, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015, which requires a full audit of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Federal Reserve…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement Implementation

    Officials from the State Department and the National Nuclear Security Administration testified at a hearing on implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement.

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    Senate Session

    Senators gave general speeches.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. Members gave general speeches.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate passed a continuing resolution to keep the government funded for five more days.

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    U.N. Peacekeeping

    Ambassador Samantha Power and foreign policy specialists Bruce Jones and John Negroponte testified at a hearing on United Nations peacekeeping missions. Many questions focused on the…

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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Oversight

    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on his agency’s operations. Mr. Comey discussed the…

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    Beer Industry Proposed Merger

    Representatives of the brewing industry and antitrust experts testified at a hearing on Anheuser-Busch InBev’s proposed acquisition of SABMiller.

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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

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

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    Civil Rights and Policing Practices

    Advocates, law enforcement, and Justice Department officials testified on the federal government’s role in local policing practices and their impact on the ground.

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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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    Diplomatic Nominations

    Thomas Shannon and Laura Holgate testified on their respective nominations for undersecretary of state for political affairs and the U.S. representative to the International Atomic Energy…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 74-21 to approve the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on cybersecurity legislation that would encourage private companies and the government to share information about cyber threat indicators and data breaches.

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