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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1191, a bill that would require the president to submit any nuclear agreement with Iran to Congress for review.

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    Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified on her department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. The request totaled $83.8 billion, including funds for improving…

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    Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Conference Committee

    Conference Committee members held their first formal meeting on the House- and Senate-passed fiscal year 2016 budget resolutions. This meeting included opening statements by House and…

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    Diplomacy and Foreign Aid Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Ben Affleck, Bill Gates, and other witnesses testified at a hearing on diplomacy and foreign aid. They talked about the work being done in Africa, and the value of continuing to invest…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued debate on its fiscal year 2016 budget resolution. The Senate voted on a continuous “vote-a-rama” procedure on amendments to S. Con. Res 11, the…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Members resumed debate and voting on amendments to S.Con.Res. 11, the Senate Republican budget resolution for fiscal year 2016.

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    Senate Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Markup, Day 2

    The Senate Budget Committee met to mark up its budget proposal for fiscal year 2016, which begins October 1, 2015. Dozens of amendments on a variety of domestic and foreign policy issues…

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    Senate Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Markup, Day 1

    The Senate Budget Committee marked up the Senate fiscal year 2016 budget proposal.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate by a 57-41 margin failed for a third time to end debate on the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (S. 178). Democrats voted against cloture because of their…

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    Proposed Carbon Dioxide Emission Rules

    Environmental regulation officials from five states testified about their problems and successes dealing with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon dioxide…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. Senators voted, 92 - 0, to approve the nomination of Daniel Marti to be the White House’s intellectual property enforcement…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted, 53-46 to disapprove the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule on unions. The Senate failed to override President Obama’s veto of S.1, a bill to construct…

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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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