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    Senators Leahy and Flake and Representative Van Hollen on U.S.-Cuba Policy Changes

    Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) reacted to President Obama’s announcement of changes to U.S. policy toward Cuba…

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    Senators Mikulski and Cardin on U.S.-Cuba Policy Changes

    Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) briefed reporters following the release of American Alan Gross, who was imprisoned in Cuba for five years on espionage charges. They…

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    Senator Marco Rubio on U.S.-Cuba Policy Changes

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) criticized President Obama’s announcement that the U.S. would reopen relations with Cuba, He said the change was “profoundly disappointing” and…

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    John Lewis Freedom Award Ceremony

    Representative John Lewis (D-GA) received the 2014 Freedom Award from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. Representative Lewis was a prominent figure in the Civil Rights movement…

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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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    House Republican Agenda

    House Republican leaders briefed reporters a one trillion dollar spending bill that congressional leaders agreed to that day. It would keep most of the federal government funded…

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    Senator Tom Coburn on the Tax Code

    Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) held a news conference on “decoding” the tax code, including a new report highlighting over $900 billion in tax breaks for special interest groups.

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    Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Members of Congress gathered for the annual Capitol Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The 2014 tree is a white spruce from Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota.

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    House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues.  Topics included the grand jury decision in the Eric Garner case, November…

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    Senate Briefing on Military Sexual Assault

    Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Carl Levin (D-MI), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) reacted to a Pentagon report showing a decrease in military sexual…

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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. He said the House would debate blocking President Obama’s executive action…

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    New York Congressional Delegation News Conference

    Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Charlie Rangel (D-NY), and other lawmakers spoke to reporters following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer who placed a…

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    House Republican Agenda

    House Republican Conference members spoke to reporters following their meeting on legislative and political strategy for the lame-duck session and for the 114th Congress. The discussed…

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    U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration News Conference

    Officials briefed reporters and responded to questions about the two-year, $60 million restoration project for the U.S. Capitol Dome. They talked about the completion of 52 miles of…

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    House Speaker John Boehner on Immigration

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) talked about President Obama’s executive action on immigration, saying President Obama “has refused to listen to the American people” and…

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    House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) used her weekly briefing to introduce the Democrats selected as committee ranking members during the 114th Congress. In the rest of the…

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    Senate Democratic Leaders on Immigration Executive Order

    Senate Democratic leaders held a news conference ahead of President Obama’s prime-time address on immigration policy changes, saying that executive action was not a solution but a…

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    Democratic Senators on Keystone XL Pipeline Vote

    Senators Landrieu (D-LA), Heitkamp (D-ND), and Manchin (D-WV) spoke after Keystone XL Pipeline authorization bill failed by one vote.

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    House Democratic Leadership Election News Conference

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Democratic leaders spoke to reporters following their leadership elections for the 114th Congress. Topics included their agenda for the…

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    Senate Republican Agenda

    Senate Republicans spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches. Topics included the Keystone XL Pipeline bill, immigration, and government funding. Senate Minority Leader…

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