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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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    Representative Mark Takai Memorial Service

    Friends, colleagues and family members of the late U.S. Representative Mark Takai (D-HI) gathered for a memorial service in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. Some of the dignitaries who shared their stories…

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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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    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

    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. Senator…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following leader remarks, the Senate resumed debate on H.R. 2577, a transportation, housing, military construction, and Veterans Affairs spending bill. 

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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, Part 2

    The Senate continued work on H.R. 2028, the legislative vehicle for 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 also worked on…

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    Senate Democrats on Supreme Court Nominee

    Senate Democrats held a news conference at the Supreme Court to urge their Republican colleagues to consider the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to succeed Supreme Court Justice Antonin…

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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    All of the commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) testified at an oversight hearing on their agency’s operations. The spectrum auction and broadband development and…

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    Army Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Secretary Patrick Murphy testified at a hearing on the Army’s $148 billion budget request for fiscal year 2017.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate approved a bill dealing with sanctions against North Korea. It aims to improve enforcement of sanctions by restricting access to the U.S. financial system for entities aiding…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 (S. 2012), an energy policy bill.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 2012, an energy policy bill that would require electric grid upgrades, speed up permitting for natural gas exports, improve energy efficiency standards for…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate passed a continuing resolution to keep the government funded for five more days.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate approved two resolutions disapproving Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. One resolution deals with EPA rules limiting…

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    Consumer Reviews

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee heard testimony on legislation to prohibit “gag clauses” that allow businesses to pursue legal action against customers who post…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate blocked the fiscal year 2016 defense spending bill. Senators also advanced consideration H.R. 2029, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies…

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