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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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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed initial debate on a six-year highway and transit funding bill.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a legislative session and continued debate on the highway funding bill.

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Semiannual Report

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray testified on his agency’s semi-annual report. The latest report, released in June 2015, last month, showed…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed work on S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, legislation that would change the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law by granting more authority to states and local school…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated and approved the House-passed trade promotion authority (TPA) bill by a 60-38 vote. 

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    Greenhouse Gas Regulations and Energy Costs

    Environmental experts testified on the potential impact on energy costs of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed regulations on coal-fired power plants.

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    Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

    Export-Import Bank President Fred Hochberg testified at a hearing on the bank’s re-authorization, which was set to expire June 30, 2015. The bank is a federally-backed institution…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate began debate on H.R. 1735, a fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization bill, which authorizes $612 billion for weapons and defense programs.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 62-37 to approve a trade promotion authority bill. A currency manipulation amendment to the trade promotion authority bill by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Debbie…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued working on fast-track trade authority promotion legislation. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke for approximately 10 hours and 30 minutes in opposition to provisions…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1314, the legislative vehicle for fast-track trade promotion authority and trade adjustment assistance.

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    Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality

    New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio (D) held a news conference outside of the U.S. Capitol with labor leaders, Democratic lawmakers, and liberal activists to unveil his 13-point…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 52-45 against limiting debate on a fast-track trade promotion authority bill that would allow the president to negotiate trade deals that Congress can approve or disapprove…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 98-1 to approve H.R. 1191, a bill requiring the president to submit any nuclear agreement with Iran to Congress for review. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) voted against the…

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    Global Health Programs

    Elton John and Rick Warren were among the witnesses at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on State Department global health programs. They focused on the ongoing fight…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate voted 51-48 to adopt the House and Senate budget conference report for fiscal year 2016.

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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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