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    Senate Session

    The Senate was expected to resume consideration of an energy policy bill dealing with the electric grid, natural gas exports, energy efficiency standards, and reauthorization of the federal…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 2012, an energy policy bill that would require electric grid upgrades, speed up permitting for natural gas exports, improve energy efficiency standards for…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate passed a continuing resolution to keep the government funded for five more days.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on the conference report to the Every Child Achieves Act, which rewrites and reauthorizes the 2001 No Child Left Behind law.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed Travis Randall McDonough’s nomination to be a U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on the House-passed budget reconciliation bill, which includes provisions to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved by voice vote a two-week extension of highway and mass transit funding.

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    International Climate Negotiations

    Representatives of groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the World Resources Institute, the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, and the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate approved two resolutions disapproving Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. One resolution deals with EPA rules limiting…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved a highway funding bill in a voice vote. 

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued debate on cybersecurity legislation.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted to block H.R. 2028, Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

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    National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins and other other NIH directors testified at a hearing about his agency’s fiscal year 2016 budget. The talked…

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    News Conference on Umpqua Community College Shooting

    Governor Kate Brown (D-OR), members of the Oregon congressional delegation, and community leaders spoke to reporters outside the Roseburg Public Safety Center about the September 30, 2015,…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 78-20 in favor of a continuing resolution to fund the federal government beyond the September 30 deadline, through December 11, 2015.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Senators gave general speeches on various topics.

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    Food Safety

    Dr. Stephen Ostroff was one of three Food and Drug Administration officials who testified at a hearing on food safety. Dr. Ostroff also talked about the budget and…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement Sanctions Relief

    State and Treasury Department officials and academics testified at a hearing on the foreign policy implications of lifting sanctions on Iran in accordance with the Iran nuclear…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 754, a bill to incentivize private businesses and the federal government to share information about cybersecurity threats.

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