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    Homeland Security Threats

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, FBI Director James Comey and National Counterrorism Center Director Nicholas Rasmussen testified at a hearing on threats with which their agencies are…

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    State of Health Insurance Markets

    A panel of state insurance commissioners appeared before a Senate committee to discuss how health insurance markets had been affected by the federal health care law. They discussed rising…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed an opioid abuse treatment bill. Members also voted 89-4 in favor of extending Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding to September 30, 2017, and confirmed Carla…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved a bill to establish voluntary federal labeling standards for genetically modified foods, followed by a procedural vote blocking a defense spending bill. 

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 3100, a bill to block federal funding from “sanctuary cities” that bar local law enforcement officials from cooperating with federal immigration officials. Members…

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    Medicare Part B Program

    Dr. Patrick Conway testified at a hearing on proposed changes to Medicare Part B, which covers injectable and infused drugs for elderly patients. He outlined the Centers for Medicare and…

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    Zika Virus Prevention

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a roundtable meeting with Dr. Anne Schuchat and other medical expert and academics on federal efforts to combat the…

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    Senate Session, Part 3

    Members gave general speeches and continued post-cloture debate on the House-passed Puerto Rico debt restructuring bill. During general speeches Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker…

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    ISIS Ideology

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing to discuss ISIS* ideology and its relation to and motivation for so-called “lone wolf” actors such as the…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate reconvened after a short recess to resume debate on the Commerce, Science, Justice spending bill for fiscal year 2017. Members voted to block a bipartisan gun control proposal that would prevent…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued work on H.R. 2578, the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill. 

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 2578, a commerce, justice, and science appropriations bill for fiscal year 2017.

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    Senate Session

    Following leader remarks and a period of morning business, senators were to vote on the motion to proceed to H.R. 2578, a commerce, justice, and science appropriations bill. Senator…

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    Senator Carper on Orlando Mass Shooting Briefing

    Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-DE) spoke to reporters after a closed-door briefing on the June 12, 2016, mass shooting at a gay…

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    TSA Screening Delays

    Administrator Peter Neffenger testified at a hearing on his Transportation Security Administration’s staffing challenges and long wait times at airport security screening checkpoints. Mr.…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines open for viewer responses to a question related to the latest mass shooting, the worst in American history, on June 12 at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida: “How does government…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate held a moment of silence for the victims of the Orlando mass shooting. Senate continued work on S. 2943, the National Defense Authorization Act.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate reconvened following Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to a joint meeting of Congress. Members resumed debate on S. 2943, the defense authorization bill for fiscal…

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    Cybersecurity and Taxpayer Data

    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and officials from the Treasury Department and the Government Accountability Office testified at a hearing on preventing and responding to cyber attacks and…

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    Threat of ISIS in the U.S.

    Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Justin Siberell, with the State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism, testified at a hearing on the threat posed by ISIL* to the United…

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