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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered several nominations, including Vivek Murthy to be surgeon general and Daniel Santos to sit on the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. Dr. Murthy was…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on a $577 defense spending bill, nominations, and a $1.1 trillion spending deal approved by the House on December 11th. Senator Cruz (R-TX) raised a…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered a House-passed (300-119) defense authorization bill, which authorized $585 billion for defense programs for 2015.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for debate and voted on several nominations. Senator James Rockefeller IV delivered his farewell speech.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) were sworn in by Vice President Biden during morning business. Both won special elections in November to finish out full six-year terms…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued work on a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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    Newsmakers with Senator Bernie Sanders

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talked about Secretary Robert McDonald’s efforts to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs. He also spoke about what the 113th Congress might do…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    By a vote of 78-22, the Senate cleared H.J. Res 124, a measure to fund the government through December 11, for President Obama’s signature. The House passed the measure 273-156,…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each, before taking a break for the weekly party caucus lunches.

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    U.S. Senate

    The Senate debated on amending the Constitution to allow for curbing election spending. The Senate voted 73-25 to proceed to the S. 2199, the Paycheck Fairness Act, which deals with…

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    Veterans' Health Care System

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on the overall state of the VA health care system and the findings of an investigation into the Phoenix, Arizona, VA…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business, with members allowed to speak on a range of issues. The Senate voted on nominations, followed by a vote to begin debate on a…

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    Senator Bernie Sanders at Labor Day Event

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke at the New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor Day breakfast at the Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Manchester, New Hampshire. He talked about the the…

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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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