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    House Moment of Silence for the Philadelphia Train Crash

    Representative Robert Brady (D-PA) and other members of the Pennsylvania delegation came to the floor for a moment of silence to honor the victims of the May 12, 2015, train crash in…

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    Speaker Boehner on Veterans' Health Care

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) spoke about issues at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). He asked for answers about why some employees had not been fired and why the situation at…

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    House Debate on Highway and Transportation Funding

    House members debated a short-term extension of funding for highway and public transportation projects. Several Democrats came to the floor to discuss their dissatisfaction with the…

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    House Debate on Iran Nuclear Agreement Oversight Bill

    House members debated legislation that would require the Obama administration to submit any nuclear agreement with Iran to Congress for review.

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    House Debate on Defense Amendments

    House members began debate on amendments to the 2016 Defense Authorization bill. Debate on 135 amendments was permitted in the rule.

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    House Debate on 20-Week Abortion Ban

    House members debated a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks except in cases of rape or incest. The bill was pulled from the House floor in January 2015 because of opposition…

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    Representative Daniel Donovan Swearing In

    Representative Daniel Donovan (R-NY) was sworn in as a member of the 114th Congress. He replaced Representative Michael Grimm (R-NY), who resigned earlier in the year. Members of the…

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    Representative Rush on Baltimore Police Indictments

    Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL) reacted to the announcement from a Baltimore district attorney that charges had been filed against six policeman in the death of Freddie Gray. He…

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    House Debate on House-Senate Budget Report

    House members debated the House-Senate Budget Report. The House originally passed its budget 228 to 199 and the Senate 52 to 46. A conference committee worked out differences between…

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    Representative Bobby Rush on Baltimore Riots

    Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL) spoke about the protests and riots in Baltimore. He also called on African-American mothers to speak to their children and teens about ending the…

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    Representative Hoyer on the Voting Rights Act

    Representative Steny Hoyer (D-MD) spoke on the House floor about the work Congress needed to do on the Voting Rights Act.

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    House Debate on Cybersecurity Legislation

    House members debated cybersecurity legislation that would protect companies from lawsuits if they were to share cyber threat information with other companies or with the federal…

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    House Debate on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Bill

    House members debated legislation to create three advisory boards for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to provide information to the CFPB on the practices of small…

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    Oklahoma City Bombing 20th Anniversary

    During special order speeches, members of the Oklahoma congressional delegation spoke on the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. Representatives Lucas (R-OK), Cole (R-OK)…

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    House Debate on Federal Estate Tax Repeal

    The House debated a bill to repeal the federal estate tax, with Republican members speaking about how families could be affected and Democrats claiming the repeal would not benefit most…

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    Representatives Nolan and Brady on Estate Tax Repeal

    Representative Rick Nolan (D-MN) spoke in opposition to a repeal of the federal estate tax. Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX) responded, calling opposition to the bill a “red…

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    Debate Rules for Upcoming Bills

    The House debated the rule for two tax-related bills dealing with state and local sales taxes, and estate tax repeal.

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    Speaker Boehner on Medicare Payments to Doctors

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) spoke about a bipartisan bill that would prevent a cut in payments to doctors who treat Medicare patients. This was a permanent “doc fix,”…

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    Representative Aaron Schock Farewell Speech

    Representative Aaron Schock (R-IL), who was resigning effective March 31, 2015, gave his farewell speech during a special order on the House floor. He did not directly address the…

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    End of House Debate on 2016 Republican Budget

    House members debated the fiscal year 2016 Republican budget plan. The proposal was offered by Budget Committee Chair Tom Price (R-GA) and included $96 billion for war spending, of…

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