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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Report

    Richard Cordray gave his semi-annual report to Congress of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Mr. Cordray said that while building a new federal agency involves…

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    Student Loan Debt

    Witnesses testified on student loan debt and its effects on borrowers, career choice, and the economy. Brittany Jones talked about her struggles with student loan debt impeded her…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to ten minutes each. Members voted on three judicial confirmation votes as well as the…

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    Effects of Climate Change on Wildlife and Agriculture

    Environmental specialists from the fishing, forestry, farming, and wildlife sectors testified on the economic effects of climate change on wildlife and agriculture industries.Senator Jon…

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    Transportation Infrastructure Repair

    Officials from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Dallas, and the Federal Transit Administration testified on the repairs backlog across the nation’s transit system as thousands of projects…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business during which senators may make speeches and introduce bills. At 5:30 p.m, they were tol vote on Nancy Moritz to be U.S. circuit judge…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate debated S. 2223, a bill that would raise the hourly minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 over two years. 

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    Department of Labor Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on his department’s fiscal year 2015 $11.8 billion budget proposal. The proposal includes…

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    Department of Justice Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Attorney General Eric Holder and Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified on their department’s fiscal year 2015 budget request, which totaled $27.4 billion, including $25.3…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate reconvened for a period of morning business with senators allowed to speak for up to ten minutes each. At 5:00 p.m. ET senators began talking about climate change. At 5:30…

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    OMB Director Burwell on Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

    White House Budget Director Sylvia Burwell testified at a Senate Budget Committee hearing on President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal. Topics included defense budget…

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    Monetary Policy Report

    Chair Janet Yellen testified about the Federal Reserve Board’s semiannual report on monetary policy and the U.S. economic outlook for the year. In her opening statement she told…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened with a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of S.1982, the veterans benefits bill. Michael Connor was confirmed to be the deputy secretary of…

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    Transportation infrastructure Investments

    Thomas Donohue and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka testified on federal funding for transportation infrastructure and MAP-21, the current transportation law that expires in September 2014.…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened and resumed consideration of S.1926, the flood insurance bill.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1926, the flood insurance bill.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued initial work (Post-Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 1926) on legislation that would delay scheduled federal flood insurance rate increases for four years.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed consideration of the House message to accompany H.R.3547, the vehicle for the omnibus appropriations bill.

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    Climate Change Policy

    Federal officials and climate specialists testified on the Obama administration’s climate change policy. The plan includes a number of executive actions targeting carbon…

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