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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted, 53-46 to disapprove the NLRB rule on unions. The Senate failed to override President Obama’s veto of S.1, a bill to construct the Keystone XL Pipeline. A vote…

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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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    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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    Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Janet McCabe testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposals to limit emissions from new and existing…

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    Community Banks and Credit Unions

    Witnesses testified on the impact of regulations introduced by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act on community banks and credit unions. Small banks received a relaxation of restrictions by the…

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    Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal

    Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan testified about the Obama administration’s proposed fiscal year 2016 budget.

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    Federal Highway and Transit Programs

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and others testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on transportation infrastructure funding. He told committee…

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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, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate resumed post-cloture debate on S.1, a bill that would extend federal regulatory approval to build the Keystone XL pipeline.

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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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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for its first legislative session of the 114th Congress. Following the prayer and pledge, election certificates were presented and recently elected members were…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate votes on confirmation of the following nominations, which were expected to be confirmed by voice vote: Daniel Santos to be a member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on a $577 billion defense spending bill, nominations, and a $1.1 trillion spending deal approved by the House on December 11th. Senator Cruz (R-TX) raised a…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate cleared, by unanimous consent, a resolution continuing current federal funding for two days, giving the chamber time to debate H.R. 83, the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill,…

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    Housing Policy

    Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt testified before a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee oversight hearing on the Federal Housing Finance…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate began debate on S. 2280, a bill sponsored by Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) to approve the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

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    Oregon Senate Debate

    Incumbent Senator Jeff Merkely (D) and challenger Monica Wehby (R) met in their only debate in the Oregon Senate race. Courtesy of KOBI-TV and NBC 5.

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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 Session, Part 1

    Senators spoke on a variety of topics.

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