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    Conduct of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

    The House Judiciary heard testimony from Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on his committee’s investigation into alleged targeting by the IRS of political groups seeking…

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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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    Postal Service Reform

    Postmaster General Megan Brennan was among the witnesses at a hearing on the future of the U.S. Postal Service and what policy changes could be made to ensure its continued…

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    Illegal Immigration, Crime, and Deportation Policy

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Sarah Saldana, relatives of crime victims, and local law enforcement officials testified at a hearing on crimes committed by people living…

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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 unanimously passed a resolution condemning the previous-day terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium, and approved new standards for the Justice Department and Federal Trade…

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    House Session

    The House considered several bills under suspension of the rules, including several honoring the contributions of women coinciding with National Women’s History Month. H.R. 4336,…

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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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    Morning Hour

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

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    Prescription Drug Market

    Chief executive officers (CEOs) of several pharmaceutical companies and two Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials testified at a hearing on prescription drug cost increases. The…

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    House Session

    The House was expected to debate the rule governing two bills dealing with employee-owned companies and financial institutions' ability to close customer accounts.

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House worked on bills dealing with sex trafficking and reauthorizing the Coast Guard.

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    Representative Blake Farenthold State of the Union Preview

    Representative Blake Farenthold (R-TX) previewed President Obama’s final State of the Union address and talked about themes expected to be covered in the speech.

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 1927, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act, which deals with the federal class-action lawsuit process.

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    House Session

    The House approved a bill dealing with lawsuits against the federal government that could result in new regulations and requires the government to give public notice when it begins…

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    Foreign Travelers and National Security

    Officials from Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Departments of State and Homeland Security testified at a hearing on national security concerns related to foreign travelers…

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    Networked Vehicles

    Auto industry representatives, technology experts, and a Department of Transportation official testified at a joint hearing of two House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittees…

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    Highway and Mass Transit Funding

    House and Senate conferees made opening statements in a meeting to negotiate a long-term highway and mass transit funding bill. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair…

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    House Rules Committee Meeting on Highway Bill Amendments

    The House Rules Committee met to consider amendments for floor debate on H.R. 22, the surface transportation reauthorization bill. The legislation would provide a six-year…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated and voted on amendments to a a multi-year highway and transportation funding bill.

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