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    Senators Collins, Durbin , and Cornyn on Immigration Executive Action

    Senator Susan Collins spoke about her bill to defund the president’s executive actions on immigration. She says she agrees with the President’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) announcement, but that the president overreached in November 2014.

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    Newsmakers with Representative Bob Goodlatte

    Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, talked about immigration. Topics included President Obama’s executive orders allowing some undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. without being deported, the immigration debate affecting the Department of Homeland Security spending bill, and the Texas federal judge’s order to block President Obama’s no-deportation order. Representative Goodlatte called the President’s executive order “one of biggest unconstitutional power grabs ever by a president” at a Judiciary Committee hearing earlier that week. Other topics included Loretta Lynch’s nomination to be Attorney General, and net neutrality rules.

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    State Department Daily Briefing

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    Federal Communications Commission News Conference

    Federal Communications Committee Chair Tom Wheeler held a news conference following a meeting in which the panel voted 3-2 in favor of proposed rule changes that reclassify high-speed broadband as a public utility.

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    Modifying the No Child Left Behind Law

    Lauren Camera talked about H.R. 5, a reauthorization and modification of the “No Child Left Behind” federal education standards law. The House was to debate several amendments to the bill before the end of the week.

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    Open Phones on Homeland Security Funding and Immigration

    Telephone lines were open for Republicans to comments on the Senate plan to separate amendments blocking President Obama’s immigration executive action from a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of fiscal year 2016.

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    House Speaker Weekly Briefing

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues.

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    Open Internet Rules

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) considered new “net neutrality” rules, also known as “open Internet.” Members voted 3-2 in favor of Chair Tom Wheeler’s proposed rule changes that reclassify high-speed broadband as a public utility. The rules are designed to prohibit Internet service providers from blocking or discriminating against legal content moving through their networks. It would also stop content providers from paying for preferential treatment “fast lanes.”

    The new rules were in response to a federal court decision striking down the FCC’s enforcing net neutrality.

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