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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate considered nominations and a terrorism insurance bill. Earlier, it cleared H.R. 5571, a bill extending certain tax breaks beyond…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate cleared, by unanimous consent, a resolution continuing current federal funding for two days, giving the chamber time to debate H.R. 83, the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill,…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered a House-passed defense authorization bill, which authorized $585 billion for defense programs for 2015.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    After a period of morning business, the Senate debated bills and nominees. They approved two of President Obama’s nominations.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators allowed to speak on a variety of topics. Earlier, Senators voted on a series of judicial and executive nominations.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued work on a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate has voted 96-1 to advance the Child Care and Development Block Grants Act, which would provide aid to low-income families to help pay for childcare. Senators are now making…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for the first time since the 2014 midterm elections. Following leader remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business. At 5:30 Eastern Standard Time, members…

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    West Africa Ebola Outbreak

    Federal health officials and health workers testified at a joint hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Ebola outbreak…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    By a vote of 78-22, the Senate cleared H.J. Res 124, a measure to fund the government through December 11, for President Obama’s signature. The House passed the measure 273-156, after…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business, with members allowed to speak on a range of issues. The Senate voted on nominations, followed by a vote to begin debate on a resolution…

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    Chronic Illness

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on the problems faced by patients living with chronic disease illness, and some of the shortcomings in the health care system. Among the witnesses were…

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    Black Lung Medical Claims

    From former West Virginia coal miner Robert Bailey was among the witnesses at a hearing on the health and financial challenges faced by coal miners affected with black lung disease.

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Robert McDonald to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. In remarks, Mr. McDonald pledged to…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following leaders' remarks and a period of morning hour, The Senate considered the nomination of Robert McDonald for secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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    Veterans' Health Care Bill Negotiations

    House Veterans' Affairs Chair Jeff Miller (R-FL) called a conference meeting on H.R. 3230, the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014, a bill…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on S. 2569, a bill that would provide tax incentives for businesses to bring offshore jobs back to the U.S.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed 94-0 Julie Carnes, of Georgia, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed 53-44 the nomination of Ronnie L. White to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. Members voted to block consideration of S. 2578, a bill to reverse the…

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    Veterans Affairs Overhaul Conference Meeting

    Members of the House and Senate met to negotiate differences between their respective bills to overhaul the Veterans Affairs Department (VA). The bills sought to improve access to care and…

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