194Dec 18, 2013
Marketing of Consumer Information
A representative from the Federal Trade Commission, private industry officials, and privacy advocates testified on the impact to consumers the collection and marketing of personal information by the ...
674Nov 20, 2013
The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of S.1197, the National Defense Authorization Act.
410Nov 19, 2013
Senate Session, Part 1
After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond one hour), Senate will continue consideration of S. 1197, National Defense Authorization Act.
2,096Nov 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 ...
1,737Oct 31, 2013
Navy Yard Shooting
Witnesses testified at a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee hearing examining the Naval Yard Shooting.
2,423Oct 7, 2013
Social Security Disability Fraud, Panel 1
Witnesses testified at a hearing on fraudulent Social Security disability benefits claims. Attorney Eric Conn was accused of hiring doctors to submit false health assessments and colluding with ...
578Sep 30, 2013
The Senate convened for a legislative session to consider the continuing resolution to keep the government operating.
300Sep 24, 2013
Witnesses testified on the ability of public-private partnerships to meet the nation’s infrastructure investment needs.
Several legislative proposals have been introduced this Congress ...
452Sep 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 ...
230Aug 9, 2013
Town Hall Meeting on Electing a Woman President
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and other women in politics spoke at a town hall meeting in Iowa about electing a female president and the role of women in politics. They also responded to ...
352Aug 1, 2013
Witnesses testified on the Defense Department’s (DOD) management of missing military personnel accounting. According to the DOD, there were an estimated 83,000 “prisoners of ...
436Jul 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 ...
1,186Jul 18, 2013
Joint Chiefs of Staff Confirmation Hearing
The Senate Armed Services Committee heard from General Martin Dempsey and Admiral James Winnefeld, both of whom had been nominated to remain in their senior military posts on the Joint Chiefs of ...
136Jul 16, 2013
Officials from the Defense and State Departments and U.S.A.I.D. testified on wartime contracting reforms they put into place under the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. Richard Ginman ...
261Jul 10, 2013
Technologists and telecommunications officials testified on the effectiveness of existing law to prevent fraudulent “robocalls,” or automated telephone calls, and described technologies ...
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 ...
265Jun 19, 2013
Freight and Passenger Rail Safety
In reaction to recent rail accidents in Connecticut and Missouri, witnesses testified at a hearing on ways to improve passenger and freight rail safety.
83Jun 18, 2013
General Services Administration Nomination Hearing
Fifteen months after taking over the General Services Administration (GSA) as acting chief, Daniel Tangherlini went before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Cmte. for a ...
125Jun 18, 2013
Government Services Administration Nomination Hearing
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Services Committee heard testimony on the nomination of Daniel Tangherlini to be administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA). Senators ...
300Jun 12, 2013
Military Sexual Assault Legislation Markup
The Senate Armed Services Committee marked up sexual assault provisions in the fiscal year 2014 defense authorization. Members focused on proposals that would remove some decision-making about ...
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