423Dec 12, 2013
Nuclear Deal with Iran
Wendy Sherman and David Cohen testified on ongoing talks with Iran to freeze the country’s nuclear program. Ms. Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator in the agreement reached between the ...
505Nov 20, 2013
National Security Workforce
Witnesses testified on the government process for the designation of some federal job positions as “national security sensitive” and granting security clearances. Government ...
5,274Nov 14, 2013
Federal Reserve Chair Nomination Hearing
The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Janet Yellen for Federal Reserve chair. Many senators' questions focused on when the Federal Reserve ...
2,100Nov 13, 2013
Homeland Security Secretary Nomination Hearing
The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Jeh Johnson to become secretary of the Homeland Security Department. He told committee members ...
573Nov 7, 2013
Senate will continue consideration of S. 815, Employment Non-Discrimination Act. At 11:45 a.m., Senate will vote on or in relation to Reid (for Toomey/Flake) Amendment No. 2013 to the ...
1,743Oct 31, 2013
Navy Yard Shooting
Witnesses testified at a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee hearing examining the Naval Yard Shooting.
442Oct 10, 2013
Debt Ceiling and Default
Witnesses testified on the impact of a default on financial stability and economic growth in the U.S. In their remarks the outlined various scenarios should Congress allow a default and warned of a ...
303Oct 7, 2013
The Senate convened for a legislative session.
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Colin Stirling Bruce, of Illinois, to be United States district judge for the Central District of ...
316Oct 3, 2013
Senate Session, Part 1
The Senate convened for a legislative session. Proceedings were interrupted due to a lockdown at the Capitol.
439Sep 26, 2013
The Senate continued consideration of H. J.Res. 59, Continuing Appropriations Resolution. The filing deadline for germane first-degree amendments to the joint resolution was 1 p.m.
636Sep 26, 2013
Postal Service Reform
Postal Service leaders, government officials, employee advocates, and economic and accounting experts testified on proposed reforms to the U.S. Postal Service, focusing on the service’s ...
454Sep 19, 2013
Postal Service Outlook
U.S. Postal Service officials and interest group representatives testified on a draft bill to improve the agency’s financial outlook. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said he supports ...
438Jul 25, 2013
Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Confirmation Hearing
The Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee held a hearing to consider the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas for deputy secretary at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Ranking ...
103Jul 17, 2013
Media Shield Bill
A bipartisan group of Senators introduced media shield legislation that would codify the Justice Department’s recently announced media guidelines into law. Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) ...
202Jul 16, 2013
Office of Personnel Management Nomination Hearing
Katherine Archuleta testified at her nomination hearing to lead the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). OPM is the agency responsible for conducting security background checks, managing federal ...
315Jul 11, 2013
Dodd-Frank Financial Law Implementation
Government regulators testified on their efforts in implementing the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations law and its provisions to improve financial stability and mitigate systemic risk.
937Jun 20, 2013
Security Clearance Process
Witnesses testified on government background checks for federal employees and contractors, and the eligibility process for access to classified information. They said that there was no uniform ...
383Jun 18, 2013
Senate Session, Part 2
The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of S 744, the immigration bill.
617Jun 13, 2013
Senate Session, Part 1
The Senate resumed consideration of S.744, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill.
Members also voted 100-0 to confirm two U.S. District Court judge nominations for the Eastern District of ...
3,713Jun 12, 2013
Cybersecurity and Government Surveillance
Senior cybersecurity officials testified on their efforts to protect the U.S. from cyber attacks. Much of the hearing focused on leaks revealing the extent of domestic phone surveillance by the ...
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