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    Nomination of Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke

    The Senate Banking Committee voted out of committee the nomination of Ben Bernanke to continue as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. The vote was 16 to 7 to send the nomination to the Senate floor.…

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    Diplomatic Security

    Witnesses testified about security issues facing diplomats and U.S. missions at home and abroad. They focused on a Government Accountability Office review of State Department security…

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    Afghanistan Strategy Assessment

    General Stanley McChrystal and Ambassador Karl Eikenberry testified about plans to send an additional 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan and subsequent goals to begin reducing troop levels beginning in…

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    Financial Regulation Legislation Markup, Part 2

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    Homeless Veterans

    Witnesses testified about homelessness among veterans and proposals by Veterans Administration Secretary Shinseki to end veterans' homelessness within 5 years. Among the topics they…

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business with two hours of tributes to Senator Robert Byrd. Thereafter the Senate resumed consideration of David Hamilton to the U.S. Circuit…

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    World War II Memorial Veterans Day Remarks

    U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka, Chairman of the Veterans' Affairs Committee, and other officials spoke at a Veterans Day ceremony at the World War II Memorial on the National Mall.

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter returned to debate on the fiscal year 2010 Defense Programs Conference Report.

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    Weapons of Mass Destruction Defenses

    Witnesses testified about preventing weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) attacks. The hearing focused on the Weapons of Mass Destruction Prevention and Preparedness Act, S. 1649, which was…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed work on H.R. 3326, the Defense appropriations bill.

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    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Nomination

    Admiral Michael G. Mullen testified about his nomination to be reappointed to the grade of admiral and reappointed as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In his testimony he said that while he…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate began with a period of morning business until 12:30 p.m., during which time Senators paid tribute to Senator Kennedy. Following morning business, the Senate resumed consideration of…

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    Financial State of U.S. Postal Service

    Witnesses testified on changes needed to put the U.S. Postal Service and its employees on better financial footing. The Postal Service reported a quarterly net loss of $2.4 billion, blaming…

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    Transit Funding

    Transit officials testified about budget concerns and funding needs of transit agencies to ensure their systems remain safe, efficient and modern.

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    Army and Navy Nominations

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the nominations of John M. McHugh to be Secretary of the Army, Joseph W. Westphal to be Undersecretary of the Army, and Juan M. Garcia…

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    Senate Session

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    State of the Economy and Monetary Policy

    Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke testified in a hearing on the Humphrey-Hawkins Semiannual Monetary Policy Report, current economic conditions, and the outlook for the financial sector…

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