559Jun 26, 2013
The Senate resumed consideration of S. 744, the immigration bill.
569May 23, 2013
Commerce Secretary Nomination Hearing
Penny Pritzker testified about her nomination to be secretary of the Department of Commerce. In her testimony, she addressed a number of issues including strategies for economic growth and job ...
224May 16, 2013
The Senate convened and proceeded to executive session to consider the nomination of Ernest J. Moniz to be secretary of energy.
402May 14, 2013
Farm Bill Markup
The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee debated and approved the “farm bill,” a package of legislation passed once every five years that governs agriculture, forestry, ...
484Apr 25, 2013
Senate Session, Part 1
The Senate convened for a period of morning business.
257Apr 25, 2013
Senate Session, Part 2
The Senate resumed consideration of S 743, the Marketplace Fairness Act, the Internet sales tax bill.
296Apr 24, 2013
The Senate debated S. 743, Marketplace Fairness Act, for the collection of state sales taxes from online retailers.
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Jane Kelly, of Iowa, to be a U.S. ...
275Apr 23, 2013
Coast Guard and NOAA Fiscal Year 2014 Budget
Admiral Robert Papp and Kathryn Sullivan testified on their fiscal year 2014 budget requests for the respective agencies, the U.S. Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...
937Apr 17, 2013
The Senate convened and resumed consideration of S.649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013.
265Apr 11, 2013
EPA Administrator Nomination Hearing
Gina McCarthy, the president’s nominee to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Much of the ...
396Mar 20, 2013
The Senate passed 73-26 a continuing resolution to fund the government through the remainder of fiscal year 2013.
771Mar 7, 2013
Witnesses testified on the implementation of President Obama’s executive order to address cyber threats to the U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in her testimony said the ...
202Feb 14, 2013
Impact of Extreme Weather on Agriculture
A climate scientists, an economist, and ranchers and farmers testified on the effects of extreme weather on agriculture.
490Feb 7, 2013
The Senate voted on renewal of the Violence Against Women Act.
Vice President Biden swore in Senator William “Mo” Cowan (D-MA) as the temporary replacement for Secretary of ...
239Jan 30, 2013
Massachusetts Senate Announcement
Governor Deval Patrick announced the that William “Mo” Cowan, his former chief of staff, would be the temporary replacement for Senator John Kerry until a special election on June 25, ...