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    Fiscal Year 2016 Defense Authorization Request

    The leaders of U.S. Central Command, U.S. Africa Command, and special operations forces testified on their proposed fiscal year 2016 spending for their respective units. They also…

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    Commercial Drones

    Federal regulators and representatives of private business, lobbying organizations, and think tanks testified at a hearing on the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Members resumed debate and voting on amendments to S. Con.bRes. 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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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight Hearing

    The commissioners testified at a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) oversight hearing about operations and budget. The focus was on their recent open Internet vote classifying the…

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    Inaccurate Social Security Death Records

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the reasons for improper Social Security payments to deceased individuals as a result of inaccurate data…

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    National Wireless Public Safety Network

    Representatives of federal agencies and first responder groups testified at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing hearing on progress made toward establishing the First Responder Network…

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    Navy Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Navy Secretary Raymond Mabus, Naval Operations Chief Admiral John Greenert, and Marine Corps Commandant General Joseph Dunford testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the…

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    Senate Party Lunch Stakeouts

    Senators spoke to reporters after their weekly party lunches.  Topics included Iran, the economy, and the Senate’s agenda.

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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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    Defense Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the fiscal year 2016 budget request for the…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business. At 10:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, the Senate recessed until 2:15 p.m. to attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin…

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    Global Terror Threats

    James Clapper and Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on global terror threats. Topics included the Ukraine-Russia conflict, the…

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    Developments in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan Operations Commander General John Campbell testified on developments in Afghanistan. He told committee members that he had provided the Obama administration with options…

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    National Security Strategy

    Two former undersecretaries of Defense for policy, Eric Edelman and Michele Flournoy, testified on national security threats facing the U.S. They answered questions on Iran’s nuclear…

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    Guantanamo Bay Prison

    The Defense Department’s Brian McKeon and the National Counterterrorism Center’s Nicholas Rasmussen testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee about the future of the…

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    Secretary of Defense Confirmation Hearing

    Former Defense Department Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be secretary of defense. He answered two full rounds…

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    Military Retirement and Compensation Changes

    Members of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission testified on their efforts to make changes to pensions, health care, and retirement compensation for members of…

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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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