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    Homeland Security Nominations

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nominations of Jeffrey Runge to be Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at…

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    Army Expeditionary Contracting

    The hearing was entitled: “Urgent Reform Required: Army Expeditionary Contracting, the Report of the Commission on Army Acquisition and Program Management in Expeditionary Operations.” The…

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    Senate Session

    The Senante convened and began a period of morning business. Thereafter, the Senate resumed consideration of H.R. 2419, the Farm Bill.

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Nomination

    Dr. Peake was introduced by Senator Inouye and former Senator Dole, both combat veterans, who urged his confirmation. Dr. Peake, a physician, testified about his qualifications. Topics…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and begin consideration of the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House Message on H.R.6, the Comprehensive Energy Bill. The Senate rejected the…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business. Thereafter, the Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed on H.R. 3996, the Temporary Tax Relief Act.

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    The State of the Army

    General Casey and Secretary Geren testified about the need for a larger U.S. Army to meet administration demands. General Casey said, “We are consumed with meeting the demands of the current…

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    Border Protection Personnel

    Witnesses testified about the results of a Government Accountability report on border security, the need for more border patrol agents, weaknesses and gaps in border crossing inspections,…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and proceeded to executive session to consider the nomination of Robert M. Dow, Jr., to be a U.S. District Judge. The Senate confired the nomination Robert M. Dow Jr.,…

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    Gold Medal of Remembrance Ceremony

    Children of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan were honored with the Gold Medal of Remembrance. The medal was created by a special White House commission. Following the Presentation of…

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    Bioterrorism Response

    Witnesses testified about threats of bioterrorism and measures implemented to reduce risks and protect civilian populations. Among the topics they addressed were policies implemented…

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    Port Security Legislation

    Witnesses testified about progress in the requirements of the Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act since the law was enacted a year ago. Topics included shipping container…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and resumed consideration of H.R.1585 , the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began a period of morning business. Thereafter, the Senate begin consideration of H.R. 1124, a bill to extend the District of Columbia College Access Act of 1999.…

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    Homeland Security Nomination Hearing

    Assistant Secretary Myers testified about her nomination by President Bush to continue as assistant secretary for U.S. Immigration and Customs in the Department of Homeland Security. She…

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    Terrorist Threats Six Years After September 11

    Officials testified about confronting the terrorist threat to the U.S. six years after the September 11, 2001 attacks. They examined the efforts of key intelligence agencies to prevent…

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    Iraq Security Forces Report

    General Jones and other commissioners testified about their report on security in Iraq and the capabilities of Iraqi security forces operating in tandem with U.S. military forces. They…

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    Report on Operations in Iraq

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the Government Accountability Office’s report on the performance record of the Iraqi government. David Walker testified about…

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    Fiscal Year 2007 Department of Energy Budget

    Secretary Bodman testified about the fiscal year 2007 budget proposal for the Department of Energy. He referred to President Bush’s remarks in the State of the Union Speech about new…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened and began consideration of H.R. 1642, the Higher Education Reauthorization bill.

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