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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 1

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. Following leadership remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to introduce bills and speak on any…

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    Senate Republican Leaders on Homeland Security and Immigration

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that he would allow a vote on a bill that contains only authorization for funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Senators returned from their weekly caucus lunches. The Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to introduce bills and make speeches.

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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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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate has passed S. 295, the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act of 2015, which sets forth guidelines…

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    Corrections Act and Prison Reform

    Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) held a news conference about prison reform. They spoke about re-introducing the next day the Corrections Oversight,…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following leader remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to speak for up to ten minutes each on a variety of topics.

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    Senate Session

    Senators debated and voted on the nomination of Michael Botticelli to be director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. He was confirmed by a 92-0 vote.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed initial debate on H.R. 240, a bill to fund the Department of Homeland of Security.

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    Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal

    Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Department of Health and Human Services' proposed fiscal year 2016 budget, which included funding for…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 240, a bill funding the Homeland Security Department.

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    IRS Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen testified on the IRS' fiscal year 2016 budget request. He also spoke about tax scams and staffing shortages at the IRS…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate voted 51-48 not to proceed to debate on H.R. 240, a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security.

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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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    Attorney General Confirmation Hearing, Day 2

    Journalists, attorneys, law enforcement officials, and others testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the second day nomination hearings for Loretta Lynch’s nomination to…

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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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    Attorney General Nomination Hearing, Day 1, Part 3

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

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    Attorney General Confirmation Hearing, Day 1, Part 1

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

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    Trade Policy

    U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman appeared before the Senate Finance Committee to answer questions on President Obama’s trade policy agenda. Much of the discussion focused…

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