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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued work on the final agreement of H.R. 2577, the combined Transportation and Housing Spending bill with the Military Construction-Veterans Affairs spending bill, which…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate was expected to consider a joint resolution to block the implementation of the Labor Department’s fiduciary rule on retirement investment advice.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted end debate on H.R.2028, an energy and water projects spending bill. 

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    Librarian of Congress Nominee Carla Hayden Confirmation Hearing

    Carla Hayden, President Obama’s nominee to be the next librarian of Congress, testified at her confirmation hearing. Many questions Ms. Hayden answered concerned the Library…

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    NASA Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden testifies at a hearing on his agency’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal. Mr. Bolden was asked how a proposed approximate two percent cut in…

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    Department of Agriculture Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, along with the department’s chief economist and budget officer, testified at a hearing on the department’s $24.6 billion fiscal year 2017…

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    Homeland Security Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at a hearing on the Homeland Security Department’s budget request for fiscal year 2017. His department proposed a decrease in funding from fiscal year…

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    Army Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Secretary Patrick Murphy testified at a hearing on the Army’s $148 billion budget request for fiscal year 2017.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate passed the federal spending bill and year-end tax plan by a vote of 65-33. 

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    Senate Session

    The Senate blocked the fiscal year 2016 defense spending bill. Senators also advanced consideration H.R. 2029, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies…

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    National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins and other other NIH directors testified at a hearing about his agency’s fiscal year 2016 budget. The talked…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted to move forward with legislation that would authorize government spending through December 11, 2015, to avoid a government shutdown. 

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate voted to block consideration of a defense appropriations bill. Senators also voted to block H.R. 36, a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with exceptions in…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate failed by a 58-42 margin to advance consideration of a resolution of disapproval on the Iran nuclear agreement.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act. It would change the No Child Left Behind Law by giving more authority to states and local school districts.

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate resumed debate on H.R. 1314, the legislative vehicle for fast-track trade promotion authority and trade adjustment assistance.

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    Rural Health Obstacles

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on challenges faced by health care patients and providers in rural communities. Officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the…

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    Defense Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified about the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. Secretary Carter…

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    National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    The director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the heads of several medical research institutes testified on the NIH fiscal year 2016 budget request. The witnesses…

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    Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified on her department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. The request totaled $83.8 billion, including funds for improving…

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