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February 11, 2016

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January 28, 2016

Watch Live: Senate Hearing on Child Migrant Crisis


Protesters swarm buses carrying undocumented migrants for processing at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station in Murrieta, Calif. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Protesters swarm buses carrying undocumented migrants for processing at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station in Murrieta, Calif. (David McNew/Getty Images)

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Investigations holds a hearing on issues with procedures used by the Department of Health and Human Services to handle unaccompanied immigrant children arriving in the United States.

Officials from the Department of Health and Human Services are among the witnesses expected to testify.

Coverage begins at 10 a.m.

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January 27, 2016

Watch Live: Senate Hearing on Heroin and Prescription Drug Epidemic


Ayotte holds a heroin epidemic roundtable discussion at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia , N.H., on Aug. 26, 2015. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Ayotte holds a heroin epidemic roundtable discussion at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia , N.H., on Aug. 26, 2015. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the heroin and prescription drug abuse epidemic in the United States.

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, New Hampshire Sens. Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman and other officials are among the witnesses expected to testify.

Coverage begins at 10 a.m.

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January 20, 2016

Watch Live: Senate Hearing on Obama Gun Control Actions


Lynch will testify on the White House's gun actions on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Lynch will testify on the White House’s gun actions on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies holds a hearing on President Barack Obama’s executive actions on gun control earlier this month.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli are among the witnesses expected to testify.

Coverage begins at 10:30 a.m.

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December 9, 2015

Watch Live: Senate Hearing on U.S. ISIS Strategy


The Senate Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the U.S. strategy to combat the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, which follows a prime-time address earlier in the week by President Barack Obama reasserting the administration’s plan to defeat the terrorist group.

Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Paul J. Selva are expected to testify.

Coverage begins at 9:30 a.m.

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September 16, 2015

Watch Live: Senate Hearing on Gold King Mine Spill


The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee holds an oversight hearing of the Environmental Protection Agency and its response to the Aug. 5 waste water spill at the Gold King Mine in Colorado. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is expected to testify.

Coverage begins at 10 a.m. Full story

August 4, 2015

Watch Live: Senate Hearing on Federal Prison System


The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds an oversight hearing on the federal prison system. Department of Justice officials and Piper Kerman, author of “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison,” are among the witnesses expected to testify.

Coverage begins at 10 a.m. Full story

July 23, 2015

Watch Live: Senate Hearing on Iran Nuclear Deal


The Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a Thursday hearing on the Iran nuclear deal announced last week. Secretary of State John Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz and Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew are expected to testify.

Coverage begins at 10 a.m. Full story

July 15, 2015

Watch Live: Senate Holds Hearing on FIFA Scandal


The Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security holds a hearing on FIFA, soccer’s international governing authority, which has faced recent criticism for human-rights abuses ahead of the 2022 men’s World Cup and is under federal investigation for racketeering conspiracy and corruption.

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July 7, 2015

Watch Live: Senate Hearing on White House ISIS Strategy


The Senate Armed Services Committee holds a hearing Tuesday on the Obama administration’s strategy against the Islamic State terror group.

Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin E. Dempsey are expected to testify.

Coverage begins at 9:30 a.m. Full story

May 7, 2015

Watch: Loretta Lynch’s First Testimony as Attorney General


The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies held a hearing on the Department of Justice’s fiscal 2016 budget request. Loretta Lynch, who was sworn in as head of the DOJ last week, will testify for the first time as attorney general. Full story

April 28, 2015

Watch: Senate Judiciary Hearing on Homeland Security Oversight


The Senate Judiciary Committee holds an oversight hearing for the Department of Homeland Security with DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. Coverage begins at 10 a.m.

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April 14, 2015

Watch Live: Senate Committee Debates Iran Nuclear Framework


The Senate Foreign Relations Committee meets Tuesday to mark up Sen. Bob Corker’s legislation creating a 60-day congressional review period of any nuclear agreement reached between Iran, the United States and five other countries.  Full story

February 24, 2015

Watch Live: John Kerry Testifies Before Senate Foreign Relations


Secretary of State John Kerry testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for the first time in the 114th Congress on the State Department’s fiscal 2016 budget request. Coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. Full story

February 4, 2015

Watch Live: Defense Secretary Nominee Ash Carter Confirmation Hearing


Ashton B. Carter, President Barack Obama’s pick to head the Department of Defense, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee. The hearing begins at 9:30 a.m.

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December 9, 2014

Watch: John Kerry Testifies on ISIS War


The Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a 2 p.m. hearing on an Authorization for the Use of Military Force in the United States’ war against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

Secretary of State John Kerry will testify.

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