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    U.S. Strategy Against Terrorists

    Secretary of State John Kerry testified at a Senate Foreign Relation Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating the Islamic State* militant group. He had just returned from a…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for legislative business. Senators confirmed John Bass to be U.S. ambassador to Turkey by roll call vote and other nominees by voice vote. Senators spoke on a…

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    Senate Session

    Senators spoke on a variety of topics including the 13th anniversary of the September 11th attacks and military action against ISIS. The Senate voted on S.J.Res 19, a joint resolution…

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    Senate Pro Forma Session

    The Senate convened for a pro forma session.

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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 10 minutes. No votes were held.

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    Ambassador Nominations

    John Tefft and Donald Heflin testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about their qualifications to represent the U.S. as ambassadors to Russia and Cape Verde…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 2569, the Bring Jobs Home Act, a bill that would provide tax incentives for businesses to bring offshore jobs back to the U.S.

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    Iran Nuclear Negotiations

    Obama administration officials and academics testified on the status of nuclear negotiations between the U.S. and five other global powers (P5+1) with Iran. A July 20th, 2014, deadline…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on the nomination of Pamela Harris to be district judge for the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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    Iraq Violence and Politics

    State and Defense Department officials, a former CIA analyst, and a former U.S. ambassador to Iraq testified about the dominance of the militant group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)…

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    Cyber Crime Networks

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the threat from “botnets,” networks of infected computers that are used to carry out cyber attacks, send spam…

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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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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 71-26 to confirm Julian Castro to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Senators also debated S. 2363, a bill to make more federal land…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate advanced the nomination of Cheryl Ann Krause as judge in the U.S. Third Circuit. Members also voted on the ambassadorial nominations of Stuart Jones, Iraq, and Robert…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed initial work on H.R. 4660, the Commerce, Science, Justice and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

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    Department of Homeland Security Oversight

    Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Department of Homeland Security. In opening remarks, Secretary Johnson spoke about the…

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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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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed by a 78-17 margin Sylvia Burwell to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. They also confirmed by voice vote Carolyn Hessler-Radelet to be…

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    Campaign Finance

    Witnesses that included Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) testified at a hearing on a proposed constitutional amendment in response to the…

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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Oversight

    Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey testified at an oversight hearing on FBI operations and policy. He talked about the agency’s procedures and practices…

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