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  • Business Meeting Rules Organizational and Omnibus Committee Funding
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    Business Meeting: Rules Organizational and Omnibus Committee Funding

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    Organizational business meeting to consider committee rules, an original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee during the 115th Congress, and the omnibus budget resolution…

  • Business Meeting Nomination of Dr Carla D Hayden
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    Business Meeting: Nomination of Dr. Carla D. Hayden

    Business meeting to consider the nomination of Carla D. Hayden, of Maryland, to be Librarian of Congress for a term of ten years.

  • Librarian of Congress Nominee Carla Hayden Confirmation Hearing
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    Librarian of Congress Nominee Carla Hayden Confirmation Hearing

    Carla Hayden, President Obama’s nominee to be the next Librarian of Congress, testified at her confirmation hearing. Many questions Ms. Hayden answered concerned the Library of Congress’s…

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  • Business Meeting Omnibus Committee Funding
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    Business Meeting: Omnibus Committee Funding

    Agenda   Legislative Business I. S. Res. 73 -- An original resolution authorizing expenditures by committees of the Senate for March 1, 2015 through February 28, 2017 (the Omnibus Committee…

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  • Election Assistance Commission Nomination Hearing
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    Election Assistance Commission Nomination Hearing

    Hearings to examine the nominations of Matthew Vincent Masterson, of Ohio, and Christy A. McCormick, of Virginia, both to be a Member of the Election Assistance Commission.

  • The DISCLOSE Act S2516 and the Need for Expanded Public Disclosure of Funds Raised and Spent to Influence Federal Ele
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    The DISCLOSE Act (S.2516) and the Need for Expanded Public Disclosure of Funds Raised and Spent to Influence Federal Ele

    Hearings to examine S.2516, to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other…

  • Election Administration  Examining How Early and Absentee Voting Can Benefit Citizens and Administrators
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    Election Administration: Examining How Early and Absentee Voting Can Benefit Citizens and Administrators

    Hearings to examine how early and absentee voting can benefit citizens and administrators, focusing on election administration.

  • Collection Analysis and Use of Data A Measured Approach to Improving Election Administration
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    Collection, Analysis and Use of Data: A Measured Approach to Improving Election Administration

      Individuals and organizations that wish to submit a statement for the hearing record are requested to submit a cover letter on stationery that lists the individual/organization’s name,…

  • Campaign Finance Laws and Disclosure
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    Campaign Finance Disclosure

    The Senate Rules and Administration Committee held a hearing on campaign finance law, the first congressional hearing since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier in the month that struck down…

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  • Election Administration Making Voter Rolls More Complete and More Accurate
  • Election Administration Innovation Administrative Improvements and Cost Savings
  • Hearing on Improving Elections
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    U.S. ElectionProceedures

    Co-chairs for the President’s Commission on Election Administration testified on their recommendations for improving U.S. election proceedures. Committee members studied problems plaguing…

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  • SENTRI Act S1728
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    SENTRI Act (S.1728)

    Individuals and organizations that wish to submit a statement for the hearing record are requested to submit a cover letter on stationery that lists the individual/organization’s name, address,…

  • Campaign Finance Disclosure Rules
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    Campaign Finance Disclosure Rules

    Witnesses testified about proposed legislation that would amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor…

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  • Robocalls and Vote Caging
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    Robocalls and Vote Caging

    A hearing was held on ways to protect the privacy of voters at home and at the polls. Topics included limiting abusive uses of technology during election campaigns such as “robocalls,”…

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  • Smithsonian Institution Funding and Maintenance
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    Smithsonian Institution Funding and Maintenance

    Witnesses testified about funding challenges and facilities maintenance problems at the Smithsonian Institution, including security and the current $2.5 billion maintenance backlog.

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  • Presidential Primaries and Caucuses
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    Presidential Primaries and Caucuses

    Witnesses testified about presidential campaign primaries and caucuses, rules for establishing the primary election schedule, recent moves by several states to schedule earlier primary elections and…

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  • Smithsonian Governance Overhaul
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    Smithsonian Governance Overhaul

    Witnesses testified about operations of the Smithsonian and the administration of its programs since the resignation of Lawrence Small. They spoke about several proposals to change the…

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  • Federal Election Commission Nominations Hearing
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    Federal Election Commission Nominations Hearing

    Nominees to the Federal Election Commission testified about their qualifications before the committee. Chairman Lenhard and Commissioner Walther have been serving in their positions as…

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  • Smithsonian Institution Oversight
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    Smithsonian Institution Oversight

    Witnesses testified about the management of the Smithsonian Institution. It was noted that the Smithsonian’s governance structure needs reconsideration. Its Board of Regents membership is largely honorific…

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