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    Republican National Convention, Day 1 Afternoon Session

    The theme of the first day of the 2016 Republican National Convention was “Make America Safe Again.” During the opening afternoon session, chaos erupted on owhen a group of…

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    Public Safety Broadband Network

    State and federal officials testified at a hearing on the progress made on the deployment of the First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, a public safety broadband network created…

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    Air Force Chief of Staff Confirmation Hearing

    General David Goldfein testified at a hearing on his nomination to be Air Force chief of the staff, As vice chief of staff for the Air Force, General Goldfein was also seeking reappointment…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 68-23 to advance to debate on S. 2943, the National Defense Authorization Act. 

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    Implementation of Highway Spending Bill

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx testified at a hearing on the implementation of the $305 billion Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which President Obama signed…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed consideration of S. 2943, a defense authorization bill. Members also confirmed President Obama’s nominee to be the U.S. representative to the International Atomic…

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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…

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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 debated and passed S.2613, a bill to authorize $162 million over two years for sex offender registration programs and define rights for sexual assault victims. It authorizes…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on an energy and water spending bill for fiscal year 2017.

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified at a hearing on operations against ISIL,* including the Obama administration decision to…

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    Confirmation Hearing for Generals Curtis Scaparrotti and Lori Robinson

    General Curtis Scaparrotti, nominated to be commander of U.S. European Command, and General Lori Robinson, nominated to be commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 85-12 to pass S.2012, an energy policy and modernization bill that would upgrade the nation’s electric grid and increase energy efficiency in buildings. They…

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    Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Affordability and Safety

    Local leaders and utility officials from around the nation testified at a hearing on the federal government’s role in maintaining and improving water and wastewater…

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    Army Force Posture and Readiness

    Acting Army Secretary Patrick Murphy and Chief of Staff General Mark Milley testified at a hearing on worldwide threats and challenges facing the U.S. Army, as well as the military…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on H.R. 636, the legislative vehicle for the long-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill.

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    Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified on the Pentagon’s fiscal year 2017 budget request. Topics discussed included…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed by a 94-1 vote an opioid addiction bill, S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Lee (R-UT), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Marco Rubio…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued debate on S. 524, a bill to combat opioid and heroin addiction.

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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    All of the commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) testified at an oversight hearing on their agency’s operations. The spectrum auction and broadband…

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