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    U.S. Strategic Command Confirmation Hearing

    Air Force General John Hyten appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing for a confirmation of his nomination to be commander of U.S. Strategic Command. General Hyten…

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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    Federal Communications Commission commissioners testified at a hearing on oversight of the organization and telecommunications issues. Among the issues discussed were an upcoming FCC vote…

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    National Security and Military Operations

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified at a hearing on military budget needs, particularly as it related to readiness across the…

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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Senate Republican party leaders briefed reporters on the current legislative agenda. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) touched on negotiations to continue funding the government…

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    Defense Budget

    Leaders of the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force testified at a hearing on budgetary concerns for the Pentagon and member branches of the U.S. military. Topics included the possible impact…

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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters at about their legislative agenda following the weekly caucus luncheons. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Republicans had a very good…

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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 when a group of delegates opposed to Donald…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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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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    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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    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 into…

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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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    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 and policy bill.…

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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 $162…

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

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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 infrastructure. They…

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