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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 2

    The Senate began post-cloture debate on the House-passed Puerto Rico debt restructuring bill.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate reconvened after a short recess to resume debate on the Commerce, Science, Justice Spending bill for fiscal year 2017. Members voted to block a bipartisan gun control proposal…

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    ISIS Ideology

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing to discuss ISIS* ideology and its relation to and motivation for so-called “lone wolf” actors such…

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    Senate Bipartisan Gun Control Proposal

    Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and eight other senators from both parties presented proposed compromise gun-control legislation the day after four gun-control amendments failed on the Senate…

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    Securities and Exchange Commission Operations

    Mary Jo White testified at an oversight hearing on what her Securities and Exchange Commission agency is doing to protect investors. She answered several questions on the effectiveness…

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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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    TSA Screening Delays

    Administrator Peter Neffenger testified at a hearing on his Transportation Security Administration’s staffing challenges and long wait times at airport security screening…

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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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    Overtime Pay Rule

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the potential effects of the Labor Department’s proposed overtime rule for small businesses. The rule would extend overtime protection to…

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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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    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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    Emergency Preparedness

    Officials from the Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Department, the Government Accountability Office, and Federal Emergency Management Agency testified at a hearing on…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued work on H.R.636, the legislative vehicle for the long-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill. Senator also spoke about pay equity between…

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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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    Fiscal Year 2017 Indian Country Budget

    Officials from the Justice, Interior, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Health and Human Services (HHS) Departments and the National Congress of American Indians testified on…

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    Homeland Security Department Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

    Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at a hearing on the Department of State’s $40.6 billion budget request for fiscal year 2017, a one percent decrease from 2016. Secretary Johnson said…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed S. Res. 374 to honor the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on February 13, 2016.

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    Senator Heitkamp on Supreme Court Nominations

    Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) pointed out that the Supreme Court would go through two terms before the vacant seat was filled if Republicans continued to block consideration of a nominee to…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed 89-4 the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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