317Nov 21, 2013
Disability Rights and International Law, Panel 1
Secretary of State John Kerry testified about the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. He urged senators to ratify the treaty and pledged to work with lawmakers who had ...
185Nov 21, 2013
Disability Rights and International Law, Panel 2
Law and disabilities experts testified before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
5,094Nov 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 ...
2,023Nov 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 ...
442Nov 12, 2013
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Semiannual Report
Richard Cordray gave his semi-annual report to Congress of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). He focused on the agency’s efforts to craft new auto lending rules and addressed ...
837Nov 7, 2013
State Department Nominations
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a confirmation for three State Department nominations. The nominations were Heather Higginbottom to be deputy secretary of state for management and ...
11,279Nov 6, 2013
Health Insurance Exchanges
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius updated the committee on the status of fixing the ongoing difficulties with the Affordable Care Act’s HealthCare.gov insurance exchanges. She said many ...
605Nov 6, 2013
Hurricane Sandy Recovery Review
Witnesses testified at a hearing on the response to and recovery from Hurricane Sandy, andthe challenges faced by affected communities following the storm.
1,247Nov 5, 2013
Disabilities Rights and International Law
Witnesses testified on the Disability Treaty, a law that, if ratified, would extend Americans' disability rights to disabled people in foreign countries.
1,571Oct 31, 2013
Syrian Civil War
Experts on Syria testified on the country’s civil war and the Obama administration’s approach to the conflict. Among the issues addressed were the flow of refugees to other ...
317Oct 29, 2013
Senate Session, Part 2
The Senate rejected the motion to proceed to S. J. Res. 26. Thereafter, the senators proceeded to executive session to consider the nomination of Richard F. Griffin, Jr., of the District of ...
406Oct 29, 2013
Senate Session, Part 1
The Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.26, a joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the president’s exercise of authority to increase the debt limit.
145Oct 10, 2013
Senate Session, Part 2
435Oct 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 ...
963Oct 10, 2013
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on the Debt Limit
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified on raising the debt limit. In his remarks he warned the committee that failing to raise the debt ceiling could cause havoc in financial markets, which rely ...
540Oct 3, 2013
Iran's Nuclear Program
Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the status of Iran’s nuclear program. Other witnesses included former Obama and Bush ...
405Oct 1, 2013
Democrats and Republicans from both Houses took part in a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute discussion on immigration reform. Senators from the bipartisan Gang of Eight talked about the ...
568Sep 30, 2013
The Senate convened for a legislative session to consider the continuing resolution to keep the government operating.
846Sep 19, 2013
Ambassador to Japan Nomination Hearing
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Caroline Kennedy to be U.S. ambassador to Japan. Ms. Kennedy answered questions on trade, nuclear reactor safety, ...
214Sep 19, 2013
State Department Nominations Hearing
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the nominations Anne Patterson to oversee near Eastern affairs, and Gregory Starr to deal with diplomatic security.
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