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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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    Senate Session, Part 2

    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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    Financial Exploitation of Elderly Americans

    Federal and state officials testified at a hearing on financial exploitation of elderly Americans from financial exploitation. They focused on actions being taken to address the…

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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…

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    Networked Transportation

    Representatives of the auto-making and technology industries and transportation policy regulators testified at a hearing on networked technology, also know as the “internet of…

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    Debate on "Radical Islam" and Terrorism

    A Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts convened a hearing on the use of the term “radical islam” in government documents…

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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

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

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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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    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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    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 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…

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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…

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    Senator Blumenthal on Orlando Mass Shooting Briefing

    Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) talked to reporters about discussions regarding a compromise bill to deal with gun-control loopholes, saying that “the nation has really reached a…

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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 for fiscal year…

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    Senate Democrats on Gun Legislation

    Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) hold a conference call with reporters to talk about legislation that will…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 2943, the defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2017.

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    Temporary Foreign Workers Program

    Trade union leaders, immigration policy experts and economists testified at a hearing on the impact of the H-2B Temporary Foreign Worker Program on the labor market. The H-2B visa…

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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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