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    U.S. Postal Service Overhaul, Part 2

    The Senate Homeland Security Committee marked up legislation written to deal with the financial problems of the U.S. Postal Service. Members focused on the proposed 5-day work week and the…

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    Aviation Security

    Witnesses testified on changes in airline security operations and policy in the ten years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Among the issues they addressed were the pilot…

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    Joint Chiefs Expansion Proposal

    Defense Department officials testified on adding the National Guard bureau chief to the Joint Chiefs Staff.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for one hour of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of H.R. 2354, the Energy and Water spending bill for fiscal year 2012.

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    Military Families and Consumer Protection Laws

    Military family advocates testified the financial hardships faced by military members and their families. Among the topics they addressed were predatory lending, foreclosures, current laws…

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    Senate Session

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    U.S. Bioterrorism Threats

    Witnesses testified about bioterror threats and government policy and operations in responding to the threats. A recent report by the WMD Terrorism Research Center had given the U.S. mostly…

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    U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan and Iraq

    Witnesses testified about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Iraq. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in his remarks that U.S. and Afghanistan forces were searching for better ways to defend against insurgent…

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    Obama Administration Nominations

    The Senate Banking Housing and Urban Affairs Committee held a confirmation hearing for three of President Obama’s nominations: Alan B. Krueger to be a member of the Council of Economic…

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    Homeland Security Since September 11 Terrorist Attacks

    Officials testified about homeland security since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Among the topics they addressed were threats of home-grown terrorism, cyber security issues, al-Qaida operations and…

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    Tenth Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

    The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committed held a hearing on the challenges facing the Homeland Security Department, and the successes and reforms since September 11,…

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    U.S. Postal Service Finances, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified about the Postal Service’s financial difficulties. They presented proposals to fix the Postal Service’s money problems, and took questions from the Committee.

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    Senate Session

    Senators delivered speeches regarding the terrorist attacks that occurred the day before, on September 11th, 2001. They issued a joint-resolution condemning the terrorist attack.

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    Consumer Financial Protection

    Witnesses testified about the proposed work and structure of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) created as part of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations law. They talked…

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    2010 Financial Regulations Law

    The Senate Banking Committee met to mark the one-year anniversary of President Obama signing the Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations Act in to law, and to look at the impact of that measure.…

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    Military Nominations

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing for Joint Chiefs of Staff vice chair, Army chief of staff, and the head of the U.S. Transportation Command. Among the topics…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

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    Senate Session

    LIVE U.S. SENATE 2pm

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    U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy

    Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke presented to the committee the Federal Reserve Board’s semiannual report on monetary policy. In his remarks he compared possible failure to raise the nation’s debt…

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    Diplomatic Security, Panel 2

    Witnesses testified on diplomatic security, focusing on the transition from military to civilian control of security operations in Iraq. They talked about the preparations already…

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