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    U.S. Iraq Policy

    Senators spoke to reporters about their reactions to a report on U.S. foreign policy and the future of Iraq by the Iraq Study Group.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and proceeded to executive session to consider the nomination of Andrew von Eschenbach to be commissioner of food and drugs for the Department of Health and Human…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business. Thereafter, the Senate resumed consideration of S.3930, the Military Commissions Act of 2006, and passed it as amended. The…

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    Increasing Generic Drug Use

    Administrator McClellan testified about promoting the use of generic drugs in the new Medicare drug benefit and about the savings incurred. He said that generics are as safe and effective…

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    Transportation Secretary Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing to consider the nomination of Mary Peters to be secretary of transportation. Ms. Peters served as administrator of…

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    Tax Policy

    Advisory Panel members and other experts testified about proposed reforms of the federal tax code. Topics included the Alternate Minimum Tax, simplification of the individual tax form, tax…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and resumed consideration of H.R.5631, the Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2006 Appropriations bill. The Senate rejected the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and proceeded to consideration of H.R.9 , the Voting Rights Reauthorization bill.

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    Generic Prescription Drug Manufacture and Distribution

    Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the challenges and barriers to speedy approval of generic drugs by the Food and Drug Administration as well as anti-competitive practices…

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    Senate Session

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    Seniors & Health Care Costs

    Witnesses testified on how the senior population contributes to health care costs including Medicaid and retiree health benefits. Topics included how healthcare costs continue to impact…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate rejected S.J.Res.12 as amended; a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of…

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    Safety of Medical Tourism

    Witnesses testified about “medical tourism,” the practice of traveling overseas for medical procedures to reduce health care costs. Maggi Grace and Howard Staab described their experiences…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued consideration of the defense appropriations with debate on several amendments. In the morning debate focused on amendments to raise the minimum wage. In the afternoon…

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    Managing Retirement Savings

    The Senate Special Committee on Aging heard testimony on proper management of retirement funds and talked about potential risks of Americans outliving their savings. Among the issues they…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convenes and begins a period of morning business. Thereafter, the Senate resumes consideration of S. 2766, the Defense Authorization bill.

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    Estate Tax Repeal Legislation

    Senator Gordon Smith, a member of the Finance Committee, talked about the estate tax repeal bill and the politics surrounding the debate in the Senate during the week. He is a co-sponsor of…

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    Pandemic Influenza Preparations

    The Special Committee on Aging heard testimony on the administration’s plans for a potential influenza pandemic. Witnesses focused on the threat posed by the Avian Flu, a report of human to…

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    Senate Session

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    Gasoline Price Gouging

    The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing to examine price gouging and a report by the Federal Trade Commission following an investigation of recent increases in gasoline prices. Among…

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