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    Patient Safety

    Medical doctors specializing in patient safety testified at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions subcommittee on preventable medical errors that can lead to death or serious…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on a $3.6 billion emergency supplemental spending bill, which included $2.7 billion to deal with southern border issues, $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following leaders' remarks and a period of morning hour, The Senate considered the nomination of Robert McDonald for secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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    Veterans' Health Care Bill Negotiations

    The chairs of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees announced a bipartisan deal authorizing 17 billon dollars for veterans' health care. The agreed bill would provide 10…

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    Democratic Senators on Veterans Affairs Bill Negotiations

    Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT), along with other Democratic committee members, talked about legislation to overhaul the Department of Veterans…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. Earlier, they voted to advance the nomination of Pamela Harris to be U.S.…

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    Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Administrator Gina McCarthy testified n the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. In June 2014, the EPA proposed…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on S. 2569, a bill that would provide tax incentives for businesses to bring offshore jobs back to the U.S.

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Robert McDonald to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. In remarks, Mr. McDonald pledged…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated S. 2244, a bill to reauthorize the terrorism risk insurance program for seven years.

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    Veterans Administration Health Care

    The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing to spotlight the steps taken by the Veterans Administration to provide health care to patients on long waiting lists.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed 53-44 the nomination of Ronnie L. White to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. Members voted to block consideration of S. 2578, a bill to…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued work on S. 2363, a bill introduced by Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC), that would make more federal land available for public hunting and fishing.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate advanced the nomination of Cheryl Ann Krause as judge in the U.S. Third Circuit. Members also voted on the ambassadorial nominations of Stuart Jones, Iraq, and Robert…

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    Veterans Affairs Overhaul Conference Meeting

    Members of the House and Senate met to negotiate differences between their respective bills to overhaul the Veterans Affairs Department (VA). The bills sought to improve access to care and…

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    Climate Change Issues

    Four former Republican Environmental Protection Agency administrators were among the witnesses at a hearing on efforts to address global climate change. The former administrators, invited…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered the nomination of Crystal Nix-Hines for the rank of ambassador during her tenure as the U.S. representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate failed to invoke cloture on S. 2432, a bill to provide for the refinancing of certain federal student loans. The Senate was scheduled to vote at 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time…

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    Senator Bernie Sanders on Veterans Administration Health Care System

    Senator Sen Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talked about the latest on the Veterans Administration health care system and his legislation brokered with Senator John McCain (R-AZ) to address the…

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