177Mar 11, 2014
Whistleblowers and Hanford Nuclear Site, Former Employees
Whistleblowers who were fired after reporting nuclear safety issues at the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant in Washington state testified before a Senate Homeland Security subcommittee. The ...
974Mar 10, 2014
The Senate reconvened for a period of morning business with senators allowed to speak for up to ten minutes each.
At 5 p.m., the Senate was scheduled to consider the nomination of ...
453Mar 5, 2014
Treasury Secretary Lew on Fiscal Year 2015 Budget
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified on President Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. In his testimony Secretary Lew called the plan a clear path forward for economic recovery and ...
169Mar 4, 2014
Federation of American Hospitals Policy Conference
The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) held its annual policy conference iwith remarks by FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn, and Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Roy Blunt (R-MO).
480Feb 27, 2014
The Senate convened with a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of S.1982, the veterans benefits bill.
Michael Connor was confirmed to be the deputy secretary ...
408Feb 25, 2014
National Security Nominations
The Senate Select Intelligence Committee held a hearing on the nominations of Joseph Carlin for assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s National Security Division, and Francis ...
1,061Feb 6, 2014
The Senate blocked by a vote of 55-43 S. 1845, a bill to extend unemployment insurance benefits that expired at the end of 2013. Members confirmed 96-0 the nomination of Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) to ...
556Jan 30, 2014
Crude Oil Export Ban
Energy and climate change experts testified on the advantages and disadvantages of lifting the ban on U.S. crude oil exports.
1,412Jan 29, 2014
Global Security Threats
Directors from four intelligence agencies gave their annual assessment of global threats to the United States. James Clapper in his testimony urged former National Security Agency (NSA) ...
460Dec 19, 2013
Senate Session, Part 1
The Senate convened and resumed consideration of the motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.R.3304, the National Defense Authorization Act.
1,095Dec 18, 2013
Social Security and Retirement Savings
Witnesses testified on the role of Social Security as a source of retirement income as the number of workers with pensions continued to decline. They agreed that Social Security benefits ought ...
818Dec 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 ...
499Dec 11, 2013
IRS Commissioner Nomination Hearing, Day 2
John Koskinen testified at his nomination hearing to be the next commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. He promised to restore public trust in the IRS and fully cooperate with ...
784Nov 20, 2013
The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of S.1197, the National Defense Authorization Act.
1,706Nov 13, 2013
Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Conference Meeting
Doug Elmendorf testified before the House and Senate budget Conference Committee. He told members that even a short term agreement on spending levels would be better than no deal at all.
12,072Nov 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 ...
2,674Oct 30, 2013
Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Conference Committee Meeting
House and Senate negotiators held their first formal meeting on the 2014 federal budget. The conference committee was supposed to come up with a budget plan by mid December 2013, as called for ...
1,080Oct 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 ...
335Oct 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 ...
1,271Sep 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 ...
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