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    Senate Debate on Human Trafficking Abortion Amendment

    Senators debated an amendment by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) that would change the “Hyde Amendment” language in the Human Trafficking bill. The amendment would place fees…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act. The bill includes a provision barring money from victims' funds from being spent on abortions.

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    Senators Warren and Markey on Boston Marathon Bombing

    Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey introduced a moment of silence in the Senate at 2:49 p.m. EDT. That was the time two bombs went off near the Boston Marathon…

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    Senators Sanders and Enzi on the Federal Budget

    Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke in opposition to the Senate 54-43 vote in favor of forming a conference committee with the House on a fiscal year 2016…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate debated motions to instruct conferees on the fiscal year 2016 budget resolutions. At 2:49 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, members observed a moment of silence in honor of the…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened with a period of morning business. It approved entering into conference negotiations with House lawmakers on the fiscal year 2016 budget resolution.

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    Senate Democratic Agenda

    Senate Democratic leaders spoke with reporters following their weekly caucus lunch.Topics included equal pay for women, Loretta Lynch’s nomination to be attorney general, and the…

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    Senate Session, Part 3

    After the Senate failed to pass amendments to the underlying bill, the Senate passed H. Res. 2, on a 98-2 vote. The bill provides a permanent payment plan for doctors of medicare…

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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following their weekly caucus lunch. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) specifically addressed disagreement with Democrats over a path forward for…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Following a recess to meet with Secretary of State John Kerry on the Iran nuclear framework agreement, the Senate reconvened with a period of morning business.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business. Following leader remarks, the Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak on a variety of…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session and the Senators speak on a variety of topics. The Senate voted, 95-0, to confirm President Obama’s nomination of Alfred Bennett to be…

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    Senator Bob Menendez Statement on Indictment

    Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) spoke to reporters after a grand jury indicted him on public corruption charges. Senator Menendez said, “This is not how my career is going to…

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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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