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    Senate Pro Forma Session

    The Senate convened for a pro forma session.

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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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    Ukrainian President Address to Congress

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko delivered remarks to a joint meeting of Congress about the situation in his country and the ongoing conflict with Russia. He called on the U.S. to…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened and then recessed to allow senators to attend Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s address to a joint meeting of Congress in the House chamber.

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    Senator Harkin on Disabled Persons Treaty

    Senator Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chair Tom Harkin (D-IA) asked for adoption of an international disabled persons treaty. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) objected because…

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    Senator Manchin on President Obama's Terrorist Strategy

    Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke on the Senate floor, saying that he opposed President’s Obama’s strategy for dealing with ISIL*. He said that training local forces was not a…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for legislative business. Senators confirmed John Bass to be U.S. ambassador to Turkey by roll call vote and other nominees by voice vote. Senators spoke on a…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate held votes to confirm the following nominations: br/ Jeffery Baran and Stephen Burns were confirmed by roll call to be members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. br/ Voice…

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    Senator Bernie Sanders on Unemployment

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke about unemployment. He said the real unemployment rate was about 12 percent, and noted that African Americans needed jobs. He also said that…

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    Senators McConnell and Alexander on the Ebola Virus

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) discussed their support for the president’s initiative to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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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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    Senator Roger Wicker on Defense Spending Against Terrorism

    Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), a member of the Armed Services Committee, spoke about his support for the strategy President Obama articulated the previous week for dealing with ISIL*, and the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for legislative business. After Morning Business, they debated a variety of bills. They voted on S. 2199, a bill ensuring men and women receive equal pay for the…

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    Senator Harkin's Annual Steak Fry

    Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at Senator Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) final annual steak fry in Indianola, Iowa. Senator Harkin was…

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    Senators McCain and Graham on Strategy for Islamic State

    Senator McCain (R-AZ) spoke on the Senate floor against President Obama’s plan to combat the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL). He said the U.S. was not safer than it was on September 11,…

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    Senate Minority Whip Cornyn on September 11 Terrorist Attacks

    Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) reflected on the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that took the lives of nearly 3000 people.

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    Senate Minority Leader McConnell on September 11 Terrorist Attacks

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnel (R-KY) reflected on the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that took the lives of nearly 3000 people.

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    Senate Majority Leader Reid on September 11 Terrorist Attacks

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) reflected on the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that took the lives of nearly 3000 people.

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    Senate Session

    Senators spoke on a variety of topics including the 13th anniversary of the September 11th attacks and military action against ISIS. The Senate voted on S.J.Res 19, a joint resolution…

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    Senators Reid and McConnell on U.S. Strategy toward ISIS

    Senators Reid (D-NV) and McConnell (R-KY) spoke on the Senate floor about the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group and what the Senators would like to hear from the President in…

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