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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued debate on an energy and water spending bill for fiscal year 2017.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued work on H.R. 2028, the legislative vehicle for an energy and water spending bill for fiscal year 2017.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R.2028, a $37.5 billion energy and water spending bill for fiscal year 2017.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate voted 95-3 in favor of passage of H.R.636, the legislative vehicle for the long-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, which funds the FAA’s…

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    Combating Violent Extremism

    U2 lead singer Bono and Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken were among the witnesses at a hearing on resources needed to combat violent extremism. The witnesses said the United…

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Semiannual Report

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray testified about his agency’s semiannual report. Mr. Cordray also addressed the agency’s creation,…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on H.R. 636, the legislative vehicle for the long-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 98-0 to advance debate on H.R. 636, a $33.1 billion FAA reauthorization bill until September 30, 2017. The measure also includes new consumer protections for passengers and…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on the House message to S. 764, the legislative vehicle for genetically modified organisms (GMO) food labeling legislation. Senators reacted to President…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on the House message to S. 764, the legislative vehicle for genetically modified organisms (GMO) food labeling legislation.

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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 therein for up to 10 minutes each.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed John King to be secretary of the Department of Education.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed by a 94-1 vote an opioid addiction bill, S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Lee (R-UT), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Marco Rubio…

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    Department of Agriculture Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, along with the department’s chief economist and budget officer, testified at a hearing on the department’s $24.6 billion fiscal year 2017…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 524, a bill to combat opioid and heroin addiction.

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    FDA Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Robert Califf and Jay Tyler testified at a hearing on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) $5.1 billion fiscal year 2017 budget request.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.

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    Supreme Court Nomination Process

    Constitutional law scholars spoke at a Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee forum on Republican efforts to postpone a vote on a Supreme Court nominee until after the 2016 presidential…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed 89-4 the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved a bill dealing with sanctions against North Korea. It aims to improve enforcement of sanctions by restricting access to the U.S. financial system for entities…

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