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    Democratic National Convention, Day 3

    Day three of the 2016 Democratic National Convention included speeches by President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

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    Every Student Succeeds Act Implementation

    Education Secretary John King testified at a hearing on implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which was signed into law in December 2015 to replace the No Child Left Behind Act.…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 524, an opioid abuse prevention bill.

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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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    Efforts to Defeat ISIS

    Brett McGurk, the State Department’s special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the threat posed by…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Russia

    Officials from the Departments of State and Defense as well as a Russian pro-democracy activist were among the witnesses who testified on U.S. policy toward Russia. The hearing focused on…

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    Senate Democrats News Conference on Gun Amendments

    Florida Senator Bill Nelson during a news conference says sadly he’s going to have to tell 49 grieving families, the families of victims still in the hospital and an Orlando community…

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    Senators Boxer, Toomey, Grassley, Nelson, and Murphy on Gun Control Legislation

    Senators Boxer, Toomey, Grassley, Nelson, and Murphy debated gun control amendments.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted to block several gun control amendments, including proposed changes to the terrorist watchlist, universal background checks, and adding mental health considerations for gun…

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    Senators Grassley and Murphy on Gun Control Legislation

    Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) spoke about their gun control amendments. Senator Grassley’s amendment would increase funding for the federal gun…

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    Senator Murphy Concluding Debate on Gun Violence

    Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT) gave an emotional speech on gun violence and the need for gun laws. This concluded his nearly 15-hour control of the floor for a Senate debate in response…

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    Senate Debate on Gun Violence

    In response to the June 12, 2016, mass shooting at an Orlando, Florida, gay nightclub, Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT) held the Senate floor for nearly 15 hours to talk about gun violence in the U.S.…

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    Senate Democrats on Gun Violence

    A group of Senate Democrats held a news conference to talk about their legislation to expand gun controls. Among them was Chris Murphy of Connecticut who led a nearly 15-hour filibuster to…

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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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    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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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved a measure seeking to end federal inspection of catfish by the Department of Agriculture. Senators also voted 98-0 to advance the fiscal year 2017 defense programs and policy bill.…

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    Education Policy and Funding

    Teacher union leaders, school superintendents, and education scholars testified at a hearing on implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which was signed into law in December 2015…

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    Terrorism in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Officials from the State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, the United Nations Development Programme and National Democratic Institute testified at a hearing on…

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    Senate Session

    Following leader remarks and a period of morning business, the Senate resumed debate on H.R. 2577, a bill that combined a transportation and housing spending bill with the military…

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    U.S. Global Leadership

    Former Secretary of State James Baker and former National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon testified at a hearing on the role of U.S. leadership around the globe. Topics included international affairs…

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