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    News Review with Former Senator Tom Coburn

    Former Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) talked about various stories in the news. Topics included the political climate in Washington. the federal budget and the possibility of a government…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate considered nominations and a terrorism insurance bill. Earlier, it cleared H.R. 5571, a bill extending certain tax breaks beyond…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered several nominations, including Vivek Murthy to be surgeon general and Daniel Santos to sit on the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. Dr. Murthy was confirmed by…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on a $577 billion defense spending bill, nominations, and a $1.1 trillion spending deal approved by the House on December 11th. Senator Cruz (R-TX) raised a…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate cleared, by unanimous consent, a resolution continuing current federal funding for two days, giving the chamber time to debate H.R. 83, the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill,…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered a House-passed defense authorization bill, which authorized $585 billion for defense programs for 2015.

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    Senator Tom Coburn on the Tax Code

    Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) held a news conference on “decoding” the tax code, including a new report highlighting over $900 billion in tax breaks for special interest groups.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    After a period of morning business, the Senate debated bills and nominees. They approved two of President Obama’s nominations.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for the first time since the 2014 midterm elections. Following leader remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business. At 5:30 Eastern Standard Time, members…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    By a vote of 78-22, the Senate cleared H.J. Res 124, a measure to fund the government through December 11, for President Obama’s signature. The House passed the measure 273-156, after…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for legislative business. Senators confirmed John Bass to be U.S. ambassador to Turkey by roll call vote and other nominees by voice vote. Senators spoke on a variety of…

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    Police Use of Military Equipment

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the sale of Department of Defense weapons and equipment to state and local police forces.

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    Cyber Security and Terrorism Threats

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on global cyber terrorism as well as other U.S. security threats such as ISIL*, Syrian foreign…

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    U.S. Senate

    The Senate debated on amending the Constitution to allow for curbing election spending. The Senate voted 73-25 to proceed to the S. 2199, the Paycheck Fairness Act, which deals with…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on a $3.6 billion emergency supplemental spending bill, which included $2.7 billion to deal with southern border issues, $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome…

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    Veterans' Health Care Bill Negotiations

    House Veterans' Affairs Chair Jeff Miller (R-FL) called a conference meeting on H.R. 3230, the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014, a bill…

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Janet Yellen presented to the committee the Federal Reserve Board’s semiannual report on monetary policy. She said the economy had improved but that the recovery was still not complete, and…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated S. 2244, a bill to reauthorize the terrorism risk insurance program for seven years.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed 53-44 the nomination of Ronnie L. White to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. Members voted to block consideration of S. 2578, a bill to reverse the…

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    Border Security

    Officials from the Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Justice, and State Departments testified on actions their agencies were taking in response to the influx of unaccompanied…

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