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  • Nuclear Reactor Safety
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    Nuclear Reactor Safety

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) members testified on on nuclear reactor safety following Japan’s disaster earlier in the year. Senators in their opening statement referred repeatedly to the…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business.Thereafter, members proceeded to concurrent consideration of S.J.Res.10 and S.J.Res.24, joint resolutions proposing balanced…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business.

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  • US Postal Service Overhaul Part 2
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    U.S. Postal Service Overhaul, Part 2

    The Senate Homeland Security Committee marked up legislation written to deal with the financial problems of the U.S. Postal Service. Members focused on the proposed 5-day work week and the…

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  • Aviation Security
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    Aviation Security

    Witnesses testified on changes in airline security operations and policy in the ten years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Among the issues they addressed were the pilot…

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  • Oversight of the Environmental Protection Agencys Brownfields Program
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    Oversight of the Environmental Protection Agency's Brownfields Program

    Witnesses testified about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfields Program, which gives states and communities resources to clean up and reuse contaminated sites. Among the…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business. Thereafter, it began consideration of the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.27, a joint resolution disapproving a rule submitted by…

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  • US Postal Service Plan
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    U.S. Postal Service Plan

    A bipartisan group of senators announced plans to reform and enhance cost savings to the United States Postal Service. The plan kept a six day mail delivery for at least two more years,…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and resumed consideration of S.1769, the Rebuild America Jobs Act. Members some began consideration of S.1786, the Long-Term Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011.

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate began work on an infrastructure and transportation spending package, the second piece of President Obama’s jobs plan.

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  • Senate Session Part 1
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    Senate Session, Part 1

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  • Free Trade Agreements Markup
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    Free Trade Agreements Markup

    The Senate Finance Committee marked up bills for the Colombia, Panama, and South Korea Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). The measures included job retraining for U.S. workers displaced by the…

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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    Back in on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 10:00am for one hour of morning business. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S 1619, the China currency bill. *ML Reid filed…

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  • Homeland Security Since September 11 Terrorist Attacks
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    Homeland Security Since September 11 Terrorist Attacks

    Officials testified about homeland security since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Among the topics they addressed were threats of home-grown terrorism, cyber security issues, al-Qaida operations and…

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  • Tenth Anniversary of September 11 Attacks
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    Tenth Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

    The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committed held a hearing on the challenges facing the Homeland Security Department, and the successes and reforms since September 11,…

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  • US Postal Service Finances Panel 1
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    U.S. Postal Service Finances, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified about the Postal Service’s financial difficulties. They presented proposals to fix the Postal Service’s money problems, and took questions from the Committee.

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  • Senate Session Part 1
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    Senate Session, Part 1

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  • Federal Leased Property
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    Federal Leased Property

    Witnesses testified about the federal leasing process and its management, with a focus on whether federal leasing was an efficient use of taxpayer dollars. Estimates show that federal…

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  • Pending Free Trade Agreements Opening Statements
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    Pending Free Trade Agreements, Opening Statements

    The Senate Finance Committee held a “mock” markup hearing to debate amendments to free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama. The hearing is referred to as a “mock” markup…

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  • 2020 Census Preparations
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    2020 Census Preparations

    Witnesses testified about preparations for the 2010 U.S. Census. They focused on the costs of the 2010 Census, methods under consideration to reduce costs for the 2020 Census, and…

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