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    House Speaker Weekly Briefing

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) briefed reporters and responded to questions on his party’s legislative agenda. He said he was confident there would be “smooth…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz briefed reporters and responded to questions on a range of subjects. He said that the White House was aware of the reports that Taliban…

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    Open Phones on Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Following a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Iran nuclear deal, telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the agreement. The lines were divided among those who…

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    Representative Chaka Fattah on Corruption Indictment

    Representative Chaka Fattah (D-PA) spoke with reporters on Capitol Hill following news of a Justice Department indictment 29 federal corruption charges connected to his failed 2007 campaign…

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill to expand the Veterans Affairs Department’s authority to fire or demote VA employees based on performance. It also approved a three-month extension of…

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    Veterans Affairs Department Accountability

    Leo Shane talked about a House bill to expand the Veterans Affairs Department’s authority to fire or demote VA employees based on performance. He also discussed the amendment to…

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    Aviation Security

    Newly-confirmed TSA administrator Peter Neffenger testified about his plans for addressing airline security threats and other issues throughout the Transportation Security…

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    Internet of Things

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the scope and potential of new technologies being developed for the growing network of interconnected devices, everyday physical objects such as cars and…

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    Morning Hour

    The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics.

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Secretary John Kerry, Jack Lew, and Ernest Moniz joined Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey in testifying before the Senate Armed Services…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed consideration of a six-year highway and transit funding bill.

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    Southern States and the Low-Wage Economy

    Harold Meyerson talked about his American Prospect article, “Boosting Low Pay.” In the piece he details U.S. workers' wages and how factory worker pay had decreased as…

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    Campus Sexual Assaults

    Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Dean Heller (R-NV) testified on their bill, the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, intended to combat…

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    Puerto Rican Debt

    Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi (D-PR) talked about Puerto Rico’s efforts to resolve its $72 billion debt. He discussed his recent op-ed, in which he argues debt problems…

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    Senator Marco Rubio on National Security and Foreign Policy

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, talked about national security and foreign policy, and he also responded to questions submitted from…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL) talked about congressional review of the Iran nuclear agreement. Congress had 60 days in which to consider the deal.

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    Gun Background Checks

    Kevin Cirilli reported by telephone to discuss congressional efforts to reform federal background checks for people purchasing firearms in light of recent mass shootings.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “Should background checks for firearms purchases be enhanced?” The Hill's Kevin Cirilli was interviewed by phone…

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    FCC Oversight

    Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Ajit Pai testified at an oversight hearing of their agency’s priorities. They also discussed rural access to…

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    Defense Department Anthrax Shipments

    Officials from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Government Accountability Office (GAO), and Departments of Defense and Health and Human Services testified about live anthrax specimens…

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