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  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated and ratified the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia on a vote of 71 to 26. They also passed provisions to assist first responders to the September 11,…

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  • Mortgage Services and Foreclosure Practices
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    Mortgage Services and Foreclosure Practices

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee voted for a second time on the nomination of Peter Diamond to be member of Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Committee members approved…

    8,881 views
  • Veterans Disability Compensation Secretary Shinseki
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    Veterans Disability Compensation, Secretary Shinseki

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testified about his decision to expand Agent Orange disability benefits to veterans. He emphasized the research linking Vietnam veterans' exposure…

    1,056 views
  • Gays and Lesbians in the Military
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    Gays and Lesbians in the Military

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen testified on the potential repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy barring openly gay and lesbian service…

    5,962 views
  • Veterans Affairs Disability Compensation Physicians Panel
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    Veterans Affairs Disability Compensation, Physicians Panel

    Physicians who analyzed the research involving Agent Orange and heart disease testified about their findings.

    311 views
  • Financial Overhaul Implementation
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    Financial Overhaul Implementation

    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke and other top financial regulators testified on the implementation of the new financial regulation bill. They said their agencies would work…

    451 views
  • US Terrorist Threats
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    U.S. Terrorist Threats

    FBI Director Robert Mueller, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and National Counterterrorism Center Director Michael Leiter testified on current terrorist threats to the U.S.,…

    2,896 views
  • Update on Military Situation in Iraq
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    Update on Military Situation in Iraq

    General Patraeus and Ambassador Crocker testified on the situation in Iraq and progress made by the government of Iraq in meeting benchmarks for progress and achieving reconciliation. They…

    864 views
  • Military Suicides
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    Military Suicides

    Military branch vice chiefs and a Veterans Administration official spoke about efforts to prevent military suicides. They also talked about efforts to diagnose and treat brain injuries.

    871 views
  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate moved forward with a bill that aims to help states avoid teacher layoffs and also helps with Medicaid payments. Members also continued debate on Elena Kagan’s nomination for…

    3,891 views
  • State of the Economy and Monetary Policy
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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…

    984 views
  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved the financial regulations conference report.

    1,597 views
  • General Petraeus Confirmation Hearing
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    General Petraeus Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nomination of General David Petraeus to be commander, International Security Assistance Force and, commander, U.S.…

    1,619 views
  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

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  • Afghanistan Operations Part 1
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    Afghanistan Operations, Part 1

    General David Petraeus and Michele Flournoy testified on current operations in Afghanistan. In their testimony they focused on a 2011 goal for withdrawal and a year-end review of strategy,…

    338 views
  • Senate Session Part 1
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    Senate Session, Part 1

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  • Senate Session Part 1
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    Senate Session, Part 1

    487 views
  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    432 views
  • Senate Session
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    Senate Session

    The Senate failed to move forward the financial regulations law.

    36,296 views
  • Senate Session Part 2
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    Senate Session, Part 2

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