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    Senate Debate on 2016 Republican Budget Plan

    Senators debated the fiscal year 2016 Republican budget plan. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) hailed the plan, saying it would “upset special interests” and balance…

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    Senator Harry Reid Retirement Announcement

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced in a video statement that he would not seek reelection in 2016. Senator Reid said that his exercise accident January 1, 2015, allowed him…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate reconvened for a legislative session, considering amendments to the chamber’s fiscal year 2016 budget resolution. The chamber then passed the resolution, 52-46. They…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued debate on its fiscal year 2016 budget resolution. The Senate voted on a continuous “vote-a-rama” procedure on amendments to S. Con. Res 11, the…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Members resumed debate and voting on amendments to S.Con.Res. 11, the Senate Republican budget resolution for fiscal year 2016.

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    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Address to Joint Meeting of Congress

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani addressed a joint meeting of Congress. He thanked Congress for the money it had appropriated for Afghanistan over the years and acknowledged the American…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and then recessed so that senators could attend an address by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani before a joint meeting of Congress.

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    Senators McConnell and Reid on Budget Resolution

    Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Reid (D-NV) spoke about the Republican budget resolution. Senator McConnell said that it would balance the budget in 10…

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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 Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued debate for a second day on its fiscal year 2016 Republican budget resolution, S. Con. Res. 11, voting on three amendments to the resolution. Two amendments…

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    Senator Sanders on the Health Care Law

    Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke about the Affordable Care Act. He cited what he believes are its successes: more access and affordability.

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    Senators McConnell and Reid on the Affordable Care Act and Republican Budget

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Harry Reid (D-NV) came to the floor to discuss the fifth anniversary of the health care law and the Senate Republican fiscal year…

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    Senators Enzi and Sanders on Senate Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Budget Committee Chair Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Ranking Member Bernie Sanders (I-VT) formally started debate on the Senate fiscal year 2016 budget proposal. Senator Enzi outlined the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate began work on the its fiscal year 2016 budget resolution, which was amended and passed by the Senate Budget Committee the previous week. Members also voted on William Doyle,…

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    Senator Durbin on Loretta Lynch Nomination

    Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) urged Republicans to allow the Senate to consider Loretta Lunch’s nomination to be attorney general, saying she “is asked to sit in the…

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    Senators Rubio and Cotton on U.S.-Israel Relations

    Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) spoke about U.S. relations with Israel and the re-election of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. They expressed support for Israel and…

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    Senators McCain and Durbin on Attorney General Vote

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) criticized Senator Dick Durbin’s (D-IL) previous-day remarks about the Senate asking Loretta Lynch to sit at the “back of the bus” by delaying a…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted for the fourth and fifth times on ending debate, also known as invoking cloture, on S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act. Both votes…

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    Senator Durbin on Loretta Lynch Nomination

    Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) came to the floor to lament the languishing nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general. During his remarks, he said that she was being…

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    Senator Klobuchar on Human Trafficking Bill

    Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) spoke about the human trafficking bill which was stalemated over language related to abortion. She told the stories of some of the people affected by human…

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