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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved a House-passed budget reconciliation bill, which includes provisions to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act and defunds Planned Parenthood for one year. Members also…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate observed a moment of silence for victims of the Paris terrorist attacks. Senators were expected to debate a joint resolution of disapproval of the Environmental Protection…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate began consideration of a two-year, $80 billion budget deal that also raises the debt ceiling.

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    National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins and other other NIH directors testified at a hearing about his agency’s fiscal year 2016 budget. The talked about the areas…

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    Confirmation Hearing for Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism

    Adam Szubin testified on his nomination to become under secretary of the treasury for Terrorism and Financial Crimes. Mr. Szubin in his comments discussed how to cut off funds to terrorist…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement Sanctions Relief

    State and Treasury Department officials and academics testified at a hearing on the foreign policy implications of lifting sanctions on Iran in accordance with the Iran nuclear agreement.…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Richard Shelby

    Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), chair of the Senate Banking Committee, talked about the banking system since the implementation of financial regulatory reform. Senator Shelby said the Dodd-Frank Wall…

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented her semiannual report on the current status of the economy and what monetary policy was doing to sustain the recovery to the Senate Banking…

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Semiannual Report

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray testified on his agency’s semi-annual report. The latest report, released in June 2015, last month, showed that CFPB actions resulted in…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016.

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    Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

    Export-Import Bank President Fred Hochberg testified at a hearing on the bank’s re-authorization, which was set to expire June 30, 2015. The bank is a federally-backed institution that guarantees…

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    Justice Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified on the Justice Department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. This was her first appearance before Congress since her confirmation as attorney general. Her…

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    Defense Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified about the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. Secretary Carter discussed the…

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    Federal Law Enforcement Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Requests

    Leaders of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Marshals Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives testified at a Senate…

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    Monetary Policy Report

    Chair Janet Yellen testified about the Federal Reserve Board’s semiannual report on monetary policy and the U.S. economic outlook for the year. She said that despite continued improvement…

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    Community Banks and Credit Unions

    Witnesses testified on the impact of regulations introduced by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act on community banks and credit unions. Small banks received a relaxation of restrictions by the Federal…

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    Iran Sanctions Bill Markup

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee met to mark up legislation that would impose new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program if negotiators fail to reach a…