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  • Federal Officials Testify on Refugee Resettlement
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    Refugee Resettlement

    Obama administration officials testified at a hearing on the Fiscal Year 2017 Refugee Resettlement Program that would increase the number of Syrian refugees allowed in the U.S. Topics…

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  • Attorney General Loretta Lynch Testimony on Justice Department Operations
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    Justice Department Oversight Hearing

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified at a Justice Department oversight hearing. Much of the hearing focused on the FBI’s demand that Apple help unlock an iPhone used by one of the…

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  • Senate Judiciary Committee Business Meeting
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    Senate Judiciary Committee Business Meeting

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a business meeting on whether to hold a hearing on a Supreme Court justice nomination to replace Justice Antonin Scalia. Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA)…

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  • Hearing on Immigration Enforcement
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    Immigration Enforcement

    Family members of murder victims where the accused was in the U.S. illegally testified at a hearing on immigration enforcement. Immigration officials comprised the second group of…

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  • US Senate Debate on National Defense Authorization Bill
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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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  • US Senate Fiscal Year 2016 Budget VoteARama Part 1
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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 chamber’s budget…

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  • Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Loretta Lynch Nomination 128
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    Attorney General Nomination Vote

    The Senate Judiciary Committee met in executive session to consider and vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be attorney general, as well as legislation under its jurisdiction. The…

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  • Hearing on Reauthorizing Federal Highway and Transit Programs
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    Federal Highway and Transit Programs

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and others testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on transportation infrastructure funding. He told committee members…

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  • US Senate Legislative Business
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following morning hour business, the Senate continued debate on the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act (H.R. 203). The Senate voted 99-0 to approve S.167, the Clay Hunt…

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  • US Senate Executive Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered several nominations, including Vivek Murthy to be surgeon general and Daniel Santos to sit on the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. Dr. Murthy was confirmed by…

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  • Secretary Hagel and General Dempsey on ISIS Threat
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    Secretary Hagel and General Dempsey on ISIS Threat

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on President Obama’s strategy for combating ISIS* militants. Secretary Hagel outlined the administration’s…

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  • US Senate General Speeches
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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 variety of…

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  • Addressing Climate Change
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    Climate Change Issues

    Four former Republican Environmental Protection Agency administrators were among the witnesses at a hearing on efforts to address global climate change. The former administrators, invited by…

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  • Effects of Climate Change on Wildlife and Agriculture
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    Effects of Climate Change on Wildlife and Agriculture

    Environmental specialists from the fishing, forestry, farming, and wildlife sectors testified on the economic effects of climate change on wildlife and agriculture industries.Senator Jon…

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  • Hearing on EPA Power Plant Standards
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    Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Administrator Gina McCarthy testified n the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. In June 2014, the EPA proposed the Clean…

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  • US Senate Legislative Business
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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on a $3.6 billion emergency supplemental spending bill, which included $2.7 billion to deal with southern border issues, $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome…

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  • US Senate General Speeches
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    Senate Session

    The Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. Earlier, they voted to advance the nomination of Pamela Harris to be U.S. circuit…

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  • US Senate Legislative Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated S. 2244, a bill to reauthorize the terrorism risk insurance program for seven years.

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  • US Senate Legislative Business
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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened with a period of morning business. Senators confirmed 75-22 Shawn Donovan for director of the Office of Management.

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  • US Senate General Speeches
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    Senate Session

    The Senate advanced the nomination of Cheryl Ann Krause as judge in the U.S. Third Circuit. Members also voted on the ambassadorial nominations of Stuart Jones, Iraq, and Robert Beecroft,…

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