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    House Republican Conference Meeting Arrivals

    House Republicans arrived at conference meeting to discuss the next steps to elect a new speaker of the House. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) unexpectedly withdrew his bid to be speaker Thursday.

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    Deep Space Exploration

    Former NASA officials testify at a hearing on the budget for deep space exploration programs.

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    Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Reconciliation Legislation Markup

    The House Budget Committee approved a budget reconciliation package of proposals from three other House committees for the 2016 Budget. The committee approved the bill by a party-line vote of 21-11. Budget Committee Ranking Member Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) introduced a motion that would call on Congress to adopt legislation to prevent a government shutdown but it was rejected. Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) serves as the chairman of this committee.

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    Volkswagen Emissions Investigation

    Michael Horn, president and chief executive officer of Volkswagen Group of America, testified at a hearing investigating allegations of air quality standards cheating by the German automaker by purposefully deceiving emissions tests for some of its diesel-powered vehicles. Then Environmental Protection Agency officials Christopher Grundler and Phillip Brooks testified about the investigation.

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    Representative Kevin McCarthy on House Leadership Elections

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) spoke to reporters following his announcement he would withdraw his candidacy to be speaker of the House.

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    Planned Parenthood Medical Procedures

    Witnesses testified at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Planned Parenthood medical procedures. Planned Parenthood had come under fire following the release of videos alleging it sold fetal tissue to researchers.

    The hearing opened with a tribute to former Representative William Donlon Edwards (D-CA) who died October 1, 2015, at the age of one hundred.

    The hearing contains several graphic images.