289Dec 17, 2013
Central Intelligence Agency and State Department Nominations
The Senate Select Intelligence Committee heard testimony on the nominations of Daniel Bennett Smith to be assistant secretary of State for intelligence and research and Caroline Dianne Krass to be ...
448Nov 6, 2013
The Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S.815, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
995Oct 31, 2013
Senate Session, Part 1
The Senate took cloture votes on the nominations of Representative Mel Watt (D-NC) to be director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and Patricia Millett for Washington, D.C. Circuit Court ...
2,977Oct 2, 2013
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
National security and intelligence officials as well as legal scholars testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. James ...
367Oct 1, 2013
Senate Session, Part 2
Despite a shutdown of the federal government, the Senate convenes for a legislative session.
910Sep 26, 2013
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Review
National security officials and legal experts testified on proposals to reform the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance ...
386Sep 25, 2013
Dangerous Synthetic Drugs
Drug policy and enforcement officials testified on the dangers of using synthetic drugs, such as Molly, K2, Spice, and “bath salts.” Topics included how these drug traffickers could be ...
170Sep 11, 2013
At approximately 10 a.m., Senate will observe a moment of silence to pay tribute to the thousands of Americans whose lives were taken on September 11, 2001.
63Sep 5, 2013
Senator Feinstein on Use of Military Force in Syria
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) spoke to reporters after a classified briefing of the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding possible military strikes on Syria. She mentioned a video of ...
172Sep 3, 2013
Committee Leaders on Syria
Congressional intelligence and armed forces committee leaders spoke to reporters following a White House meeting with President Obama on his plan to conduct military strikes in response to the use ...
1,327Jul 31, 2013
Government Surveillance Programs and Privacy
Deputy heads from the FBI, National Security Agency, (NSA) and Justice Department testified on the Obama administration’s use of the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to gather ...
440Jul 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 ...
867Jul 24, 2013
Guantanamo Bay Prison Facility Closing
Witnesses testified on the implications of closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.*Among the issues they addressed were hunger strikes by several detainees and the force-feeding policy ...
1,088Jul 9, 2013
FBI Director Nomination Hearing
James Comey testified about his nomination to become the director of the FBI.*Among the issues he addressed were the use of water-boarding in interrogations, National Security Agency (NSA) ...
1,177Jun 19, 2013
Federal Bureau of Investigation Operations and NSA Surveillance Programs
FBI Director Robert Mueller testified at an oversight hearing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation which focused on National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs. In his testimony he ...
234Jun 13, 2013
Senate Briefing on NSA Data Collection Programs
Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)) and Ranking Member Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and other senators spoke to reporters about the National Security Agency (NSA) program of ...
3,715Jun 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 ...
157Jun 6, 2013
National Security Agency Surveillance of Telephones
Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) spoke to the press after a closed briefing of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee about National Security Agency collection of telephone records and ensuring ...
1,271Jun 6, 2013
Justice Department Oversight and Budget, Attorney General Holder
Attorney Justice Eric Holder testified on the Justice Department’s fiscal year 2014 budget request. He also discussed his department’s seizure of Associated Press phone records and ...
779May 23, 2013
After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 10:30 a.m.), Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Srikanth Srinivasan, of Virginia, to be United ...
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