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    Open Phones on Gun Legislation Protest, Part 1

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the House of Representatives sit-in staged by House Democrats over gun control legislation. Tweets from members of Congress were shown…

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    House Session

    The House passed by a 282-138 vote the fiscal year 2017 Defense Department spending bill. Members also approved a counterterrorism bill, which combines three previously-passed bills,…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House reconvened following a closed-door briefing on the Orlando, Florida, mass shooting. Members approved an IRS data collection ban bill. They then began work on H.R. 5293,…

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    House Session

    The House is expected to debate the rule governing a Puerto Rico debt relief bill, followed by the rule for a $3.5 billion Legislative Branch Appropriations bill. Representative Warren…

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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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    House Session

    The House by a 112-305 vote failed to pass H.R. 5055, a water and energy appropriations bill. It included anti-LGBT discrimination provisions and a ban on U.S. purchase of heavy water…

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    House Session

    The House passed two bills. The first relates to Zika virus prevention that amends federal law on pesticide use in or near navigable water. The other measure makes a number of…

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    House Zika Virus Debate

    House Appropriations Committee Chair Harold Rogers (R-KY) and Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY) debated spending to combat the spread of the Zika virus.

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    House Session

    The House passed two bills. The first bill allocates $622 million for Zika virus research and prevention. Members also voted 277-147 in favor of H.R. 4909, the National Defense…

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    Congressional Democrats on Zika Virus Funding

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and congressional Democrats held a news conference to call on their Republican colleagues to approve…

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    House Session

    The House was expected to debate four bills debated under suspension of the rules, as well as the rule governing a bill dealing with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules governing…

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    House Session

    The House approved two financial services bills, one dealing with the consolidated assets threshold for small bank holding companies and one on funding for the Financial Stability Oversight…

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    Securities and Exchange Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Jo White testified on her agency’s fiscal year 2017 budget. Some of the topics covered at the hearing included combatting…

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    National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies held a hearing on the National Institute on Health (NIH) fiscal year 2017 budget…

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    Housing and Urban Development Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

    Secretary Julian Castro testified at a hearing on his Housing and Urban Development Department’s fiscal year 2017 budget request. He answered questions on affordable housing,…

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    FBI Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    FBI Director James Comey testified at a hearing on his agency’s fiscal year 2017 budget request. Director Comey defended the high allocation of funds for a new headquarters,…

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    Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified at a hearing on the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2017 budget…

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    Justice Department Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified at a hearing on the Justice Department’s budget request for fiscal year 2017. She was asked about President Obama’s plan to close the…

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill that delays new rules on mountaintop coal mining that could impact nearby streams. Members also passed a measure that strengthens sanctions against North Korea…

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    House Democratic News Conference on Omnibus Spending Bill

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) held a news conference with her party colleagues following House approval of the omnibus spending bill. Representative Pelosi called…

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