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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on “Your "To-Do” List for Congress?"

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    Congressional Agenda

    Niels Lesniewski talked by Skype about the remaining legislative items facing Congress ahead of adjourning for five weeks in August and again in September before the November 2014 midterm…

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    Congressional Productivity

    Derek Willis talked about his article in the May 28, 2014, issue of The New York Times, "A Do-Nothing Congress? Well, Pretty Close, in which he examines how and why the House of…

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    113th Congress Legislative Agenda

    Emma Dumain previewed the legislative agenda in the second session of the 113th Congress. Topics included health care, unemployment insurance, and spending.

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    David Hawkings on Effectiveness of Congress

    David Hawkings spoke by phone about the various ways to judge the effectiveness of members of Congress. He also spoke about his blog post on the productivity of the 113th Congress, the…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on “President Obama on 2014: 'A Breakthrough Year'.” The question was inspired by President Obama’s year-ending press…

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    House Speaker Boehner on Democratic Obstruction

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) spoke on the floor to criticize Senate Democrats and President Obama for failing to work together with the House to pass legislation to help create jobs…

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    Political Landscape in 2013

    David Winston and Steven McMahon talked about the political landscape during the opening months of the 113th Congress, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Washington Classroom with Jonathan Martin

    Jonathan Martin previewed the agenda for the 113th Congress and President Obama’s second term. He discussed the factors and events that determined the outcome of the 2012…

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    New Member of Congress, Representative Steven Horsford

    Representative Steven Horsford (D-NV), a freshman member of the House, talked about agenda for the 113th Congress, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Senate Leaders' Priorities for the 113th Congress

    In the first Senate session since the inauguration Democratic and Republican leaders outlined their priorities for the 113th Congress. Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke about the…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Patrick Leahy

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about upcoming hearings on gun control and other issues on the committee’s agenda. Topics included immigration…

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    Senate Judiciary Committee Legislative Priorities

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about gun violence and the Violence Against Women Act as the committee’s top priorities in the 113th Congress. Other…

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    Representative Sander Levin on the Congressional Agenda

    Representative Sander Levin (D-MI) talked about legislative priorities for the 113th Congress, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He discussed…

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    Representative Scott Rigell on Tax Reform

    Representative Scott Rigell (R-VA) talked about the agenda for the 113th Congress, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communication. He said he originally ran for the…

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    Newsmakers with Representative Xavier Becerra

    Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA) talked about his priorities as the new chair of the House Democratic Caucus, and the role of Democratic leadership in issues facing the 113th Congress…

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    Women in Congress

    Stephanie Schriock talked about how the number of women in the 113th Congress will affect both issues and the political environment. Topics included the role of EMILY’s List in…

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    Progressive Agenda for 2013

    Adam Green talked about the work of his Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and the organization’s agenda for the 113th Congress.*He also outlined what progressives would like to…

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    House Ceremonial Swearing-In, Part 1

    House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected representatives. The event happens at the start of each Congress. The official swearing-in…

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    113th Congress Bipartisan Prayer Service

    On the opening day of the 113th Congress, members were seen leaving a bipartisan prayer service at St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill Catholic Church in Washington, D.C.

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