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    House Debate on Sanctuary Cities Federal Funding Bill

    The House debated a bill to revoke federal funding for “sanctuary cities.” "Sanctuary cities" are jurisdictions around the country that have polices to shelter illegal…

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    Representative Trey Gowdy on Kate Steinle and Sanctuary Cities

    Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) spoke about the death of Kate Steinle, who was killed by an illegal immigrant while walking on a San Francisco pier July 1, 2015. His comments were made…

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    Representatives Hoyer and McCarthy on the House Agenda

    Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D0MD) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy discussed the House agenda ahead before the August recess.

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    House Debate on Highway Funding Bill

    The House debated a temporary extension of highway and transit funding through the summer/fall construction season as the Highway Trust Fund was running out of money. The extension…

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    Representative Brad Sherman on Iran Nuclear Deal

    Representative Brad Sherman (D-CA) gave an explanation of the positive and negative aspects of the agreement between the P5+1 group and Iran over the country’s nuclear…

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    Congressional Black Caucus Special Order on the Confederate Flag

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke on the House floor about the Confederate battle flag. Representatives Robin Kelly (D-IL), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), and Al Green (D-TX) were…

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    House Democrats on the Calvert Amendment on Confederate Flags

    Representatives G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) and Steny Hoyer (D-NY) spoke in opposition to an amendment offered by Representative Ken Calvert (R-CA) that would allow the continuation of the…

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    Representative Lewis on the Calvert Amendment on Confederate Flags

    Representative John Lewis (D-GA) spoke about the Calvert Amendment to the Interior and Environment Spending Bill that would negate the amendments approved Tuesday, July 7, 2015, that would…

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    Representative Clyburn on the Calvert Amendment on Confederate Flags

    Representative James Clyburn (D-SC) spoke about the Calvert Amendment to the Interior and Environment Spending Bill that would negate the amendments approved Tuesday, July 7, 2015, that…

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    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's Resolution on Confederate Flags

    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) offered a resolution against the display of images of the Confederate flag on House grounds. That would have included the state flag of Mississippi.

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    House Debate on Confederate Flags at Federal Cemeteries

    Representative Ken Calvert (R-CA), chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, offered an amendment to the Interior and Environment Spending…

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    House Moment of Silence for Victims of South Carolina Church Shooting

    Representative Mark Sanford (R-SC) spoke about the June 17, 2015, shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. He read the names of the…

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    House Debate on Trade Promotion Authority

    The House debated fast-track trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation. TPA would allow Congress to approve or disapprove but not amend trade deals negotiated by the president. TPA…

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    House Debate on Troop Withdrawal from Iraq and Syria

    The House debated and voted down 288-139 a resolution requiring U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq and Syria in the absence of a congressional vote on an authorization for the use of…

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    House Debate on Extending TAA Revote

    House members debated extending until July 30 the revote deadline for trade adjustment assistance (TAA) legislation, thus allowing more time to work out a way to advance President…

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    House Debate on Trade Enforcement and Customs Legislation

    House members debated legislation to make changes to trade and customs laws. The bill included changes to intellectual property, anti-dumping, and duty laws. It also aimed to make…

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    House Debate on Trade Legislation, Part 2

    House members resumed debate on H.R.1314, the Trade Act of 2015, which includes trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation that would allow the president to negotiate trade deals that…

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    House Debate on Trade Legislation, Part 1

    House members debated H.R.1314, the Trade Act of 2015, which includes trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation that would allow the president to negotiate trade deals that Congress can…

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    Motion to Reconsider Trade Legislation

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) filed a motion to reconsider trade adjustment assistance (TAA) legislation that failed a vote earlier that day.

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    House Rule Debate on Trade Bills

    House members debated a rule governing the debate and voting on trade bills dealing with trade adjustment assistance (TAA) and customs enforcement and granting the president fast-track…

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