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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for a legislative session. The House passed H.R. 529, which would amend the federal tax code to improve “529” college savings plans. Earlier, the…

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    House Session

    The House adopted a rule governing debate on H.R. 351, a bill expediting the federal permitting process for natural gas exports, and passed two bills under suspension of the…

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    House Session

    Members debated H.R. 240, which would provide funding for the Department of Homeland Security through the end of fiscal year 2015. Amendments were offered to defund President…

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    House Session, Part 1

    Members of both parties read the Constitution.

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    House Ceremonial Swearing-In

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) held a ceremonial swearing-in for members of the 114th Congress. 

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    Drone Technology and Safety

    Witnesses testified at ahearing on the state of the unmanned aircraft system industry and efforts to integrate drones into existing U.S. airspace. They answered questions on safety and…

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    House Session

    The House passed, 230-182, H.R. 5781, the California Emergency Drought Relief Act, and rejected a Democratic motion to recommit. 

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    Health Care Law Enrollment

    Witnesses testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about enrollment issues with the Affordable Care Act’s Healthcare.gov website. Jonathan Gruber, a…

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    House Oversight Committee Ebola Response Hearing

    Officials with the Defense and Health and Human Services Departments testified at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the federal response to the Ebola outbreak in…

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    House Homeland Security Committee Field Hearing on Ebola, Part 2

    The House Homeland Security Committee held a field hearing at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on responding to the Ebola virus and coordination between federal, state, and local…

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    Justice Department Oversight

    Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on for a hearing on whether or not his office has enough access to the Justice Department in order to…

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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 debated several bills under suspension of the rules, including legislation to prevent human trafficking, and was expected to work on a bill to direct the Department of Education…

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    House Session

    The House considered H.R. 3086, a bill that would make the ban on Internet access taxes permanent. Members also continued debate on H.R. 5016, a fiscal year 2015 financial services…

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    Budget Request for U.S.-Mexico Border Crisis

    Representative Blake Farenthold (R-TX) talked about President Obama’s request for $3.7 billion to address the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America to the…

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    AT&T and DirecTV Merger

    The chief executive officers of AT&T and DirecTV testified on the potential consequences for competition and consumers of the proposed merger between their two telecommunications…

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    Missing IRS Emails

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held its second hearing about the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) recordkeeping practices and the loss of an unknown number of…

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    IRS Targeting Investigation

    Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) recordkeeping practices and the loss of an…

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    Net Neutrality and Antitrust Laws

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the ability of antitrust laws versus Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations to ensure “net neutrality.” "Net neutrality," also…

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    Music Licensing

    Witnesses from the music recording industry testified on music licensing laws and how royalties are calculated for songwriters and publishers. Members also questioned on the increasing…

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