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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened and resumed consideration of the motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.R.3304, the National Defense Authorization Act.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and proceeded to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Cornelia Pillard to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia. The session…

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    Senator Ron Johnson on the Budget Conference Committee

    Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) reacted to the agreement reached by Budget Conference Committee chairs Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI). Senator Johnson, who is a member…

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    State Department Nominations

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a confirmation for three State Department nominations. The nominations were Heather Higginbottom to be deputy secretary of state for management…

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    Small Business Health Care Exchanges

    Business owners from around the country and federal officials testified on the impact of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act on small business health insurance exchanges.

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    National Security Threats

    FBI Director James Comey, National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen, and acting Homeland Security Secretary Rand Beers testified on national security threats. They said that cyber attacks…

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    Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Conference Meeting

    Doug Elmendorf testified before the House and Senate budget Conference Committee. He told members that even a short term agreement on spending levels would be better than no deal at all.

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) delivered the weekly Republican address. He called on Democrats to join Republicans in fixing the flaws in the Affordable Care Act.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.3204, the Pharmaceutical Drug Compounding bill.

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    Disabilities Rights and International Law

    Witnesses testified on the Disability Treaty, a law that, if ratified, would extend Americans' disability rights to disabled people in foreign countries.

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    Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Conference Committee Meeting

    House and Senate negotiators held their first formal meeting on the 2014 federal budget. The conference committee was supposed to come up with a budget plan by mid December 2013, as called…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate confirmed the nomination of Alan F. Estevez, of the District of Columbia, to be a principal deputy undersecretary of Defense and of…

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    Iran's Nuclear Program

    Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the status of Iran’s nuclear program. Other witnesses included former Obama and Bush administration State Department…

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    Postal Service Reform

    Postal Service leaders, government officials, employee advocates, and economic and accounting experts testified on proposed reforms to the U.S. Postal Service, focusing on the service’s…

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    Senator Vitter on Continuing Budget Resolution

    Senator David Vitter (R-LA) spoke to reporters about his proposed amendment to a continuing resolution. His provision would prevent members of Congress and their staffs from receiving…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued consideration of H. J.Res. 59, Continuing Appropriations Resolution. The filing deadline for germane first-degree amendments to the joint resolution was 1 p.m.

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    Senator Ron Johnson on Government Shutdown

    Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) talked about efforts in Congress to avert a federal government shutdown and his thoughts on the House’s efforts to defund the Affordable Care Act. He also responded to…

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    Senate Markup on Military Force in Syria

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee marked up and approved a resolution on authorization for the use of military force in Syria in response to use of chemical weapons against civilians…

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    Authorization for Use of Military Force in Syria

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Joint Chiefs Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the Obama administrations’s case for the use of military force against…

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    Advanced Vehicle Technology

    Witnesses testified on safety and liability issues related to new vehicle technologies, including self-driving cars, driver assistance systems, and communications devices.

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