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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on a $6.3 billion medical research bill, which would expedite the development and delivery of medical cures and treatments.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate advanced a $6.3 billion medical research bill, which includes funding for Vice President Joe Biden’s cancer “moonshot” initiative. The procedural vote on the legislation included the vice…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted on H.R. 6792, a bill reauthorizing the 1996 Iran Sanctions Act through December 31, 2026.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate recovened after weekly caucus luncheons.

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    Senator Lamar Alexander on National Park Service Centennial

    Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) spoke about which National Park Service sites in his state have the most significance to him and why.

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    Nuclear Power in Trump Administration

    John Deutch, the chair of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, and nuclear physicists testified at a hearing on nuclear power in the U.S. Mr. Deutch talked about the findings of the advisory…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of Morning Business, with senators permitted to speak on a variety of topics.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed consideration of H.R. 5325, the legislative vehicle for a short-term continuing resolution to fund the federal government past September 30 and avoid a shutdown. Members blocked at…

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    Summer Reading with Senator Lamar Alexander

    Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) talked about his personal library and answered the question “What are you reading this summer?”

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed work on S. 2848, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), a water projects authorization bill.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued debate on S. 2848, a water project authorization bill, which authorizes Army Corps of Engineers recovery projects and provides funds to cities with lead contaminated…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on H.R. 2577, the Military Construction-VA Appropriation bill, which includes $1.1 billion in Zika virus prevention funding.

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) gave the weekly Republican address. He talked about the Affordable Care Act in his home state of Tennessee.

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    After Words with Senator Mitch McConnell

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talked about his book The Long Game: A Memoir, in which he discusses his life in politics. He was interviewed by Senator Lamar Alexander…

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    Every Student Succeeds Act Implementation

    Education Secretary John King testified at a hearing on implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which was signed into law in December 2015 to replace the No Child Left Behind Act.…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate passed a motion to advance an energy policy bill to go to conference with the House of Representatives. Members also gave speeches about the police shooting in Dallas, Texas, and…

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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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    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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