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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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    Opioid Abuse Legislation

    A House-Senate conference committee met to consider a bill addressing opioid abuse treatment and prevention. S.524, the “Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016,” would authorize…

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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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    Child Sex Trafficking

    Jill Steinberg, with the Justice Department, and the Government Accountability Office’s Greta Goodwin testified at a hearing on the implementation of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking…

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    Homeland Security Operations

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on his department’s counterterrorism efforts and recent terrorist attacks including the June 12,…

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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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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate voted 52-48 to block the conference report for H.R. 2577, the combined transportation and housing spending bill with the military construction-Veterans Affairs spending bill,…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued work on the final agreement on 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

    The Senate confirmed Robert Rossiter’s nomination to be a U.S. district judge for the District of Nebraska.

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    Democratic National Convention Day 4 Afternoon

    Officials, candidates, and others spoke about their support for Vice President Gore’s candidacy, and core Democratic values. Among the issues they addressed were health care, raising the…

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    Senators on FBI Access to Electronic Records

    Senators spoke about an amendment offered by Senator John McCain (R-AZ) concerning FBI access to certain electronic records when doing terror investigations. Many were concerned about due process…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on H.R. 2578, the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2017.

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    Senators Leahy, Mikulski, and Ayotte on Gun Control Legislation

    Senators Leahy, Mikulski, and Ayotte 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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    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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    Synthetic Drug Use

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the increasing use of synthetic drugs that mimic the effects of illegal narcotics. Federal, state, and local law enforcement officials…

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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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    Judge Garland Supreme Court Nomination

    Senate Democrats held a forum on Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Top legal and government officials spoke about Judge…

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    Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, National Security and Privacy

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act, which was up for reauthorization in 2017. Former national security and…

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