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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

By JM Rieger Posted at 9:51 a.m.
Iran, Policy, Videos

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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By JM Rieger Posted at 12:56 p.m.
Potpourri, Videos

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

By JM Rieger Posted at 9:22 a.m.
ISIS, John McCain, Videos

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.

The 114th: CQ Roll Call’s Guide to the New Congress

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By JM Rieger Posted at 9:55 a.m.
Videos

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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November 12, 2014

Watch: Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Ebola Outbreak

The Senate Appropriations Committee holds a 2 p.m. hearing Wednesday on the U.S. response to the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 4,900 people since the outbreak began in December 2013.

Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Sylvia Mathews Burwell, secretary of Health and Human Services, will testify.

Additional witnesses include officials from the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense and State and USAID.

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September 9, 2014

Watch Live: Senate Committee Holds Hearing on ‘Police Militarization’

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee holds a 10:30 a.m. hearing on federal programs providing equipment to state and local law enforcement. Amid the uproar in Ferguson, Mo., the Defense Department’s 1033 program has come under scrutiny from lawmakers, including Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., for contributing to “police militarization.”

Witnesses include officials from the Defense Department, the Department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department and a photojournalist from The St. Louis American Newspaper.

 

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By JM Rieger Posted at 9:31 a.m.
Guns, Policy, Politics, Videos

August 5, 2014

Sessions Warns Obama’s Immigration Plans ‘Unlawful’ (Video)

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Prior to effectively adjourning for five weeks, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., used Tuesday’s Senate session to hammer President Barack Obama for proposing changes to immigration enforcement at the end of the summer without consent from Congress.

The administration is reportedly considering an executive order to provide deportation relief and work authorization cards to 5 million to 6 million of the more than 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, which Sessions called “unlawful.”
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July 14, 2014

Senators Blast NCAA, ESPN in Review of College Athletics (Video)

Sen. Jay Rockefeller

Rockefeller criticized ESPN at a hearing on the NCAA and student-athletes last week, saying the network was “undermining our commitment to education.” (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

A century-old debate over the commercialization of college athletics is under renewed scrutiny on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers could face the issue in the coming months, and held little back when the leader of the NCAA testified recently before the Senate Commerce Committee.

Senators hammered NCAA President Mark Emmert on July 9, as questions about student-athlete compensation, graduation rates, health care and sexual assault took center stage.

Chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., kicked off by reminding Emmert of the committee’s jurisdiction over intercollegiate athletics, before taking aim at the NCAA.

“College athletes and athletics are rooted in the notion of amateurism, and the history of that is very interesting and important,” Rockefeller said. “Playing college sports is supposed to be an avocation. There’s a growing perception that college athletics, particularly Division I football and basketball, are not avocations at all. What they really are is highly profitable commercial enterprises.”

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June 4, 2014

Schumer Compares Steve King to ‘Wizard of Oz’ on Immigration (Video)

Nearly two weeks after Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, challenged Sen. Charles E. Schumer and other Senate Democrats to a “duel,” the New York Democrat returned the favor on the Senate floor, calling King the “wizard of Oz” on immigration.

Steve King is much like the Wizard of Oz when it comes to immigration,” Schumer said during a 10-minute floor speech Wednesday. “He is pulling the levers behind the screen to make it seem he has the power. [The] Republican Party will learn sooner or later, like Dorothy did in the ‘Wizard of Oz,’ that actually King works by fear and he doesn’t have the power, that the wizard’s power is overstated. He can’t really do very much. And the only way to get back home and do something real is in ourselves.”

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