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    House Debate on Internal Revenue Service Rehiring

    Members debated a bill to bar the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from rehiring workers who were fired for misconduct.

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    Female World War II Pilots Burial at Arlington

    House members passed a bill unanimously (385-0) to let female World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPS) be interred in Arlington Cemetery. A law passed in 1977 allows women…

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    House Debate on FCC Broadband Regulation

    House members debated a bill that would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from regulating Internet rates.

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    House Debate on Belgium Resolution

    Members of the House spoke in favor of a resolution of support for the Belgium people after the previous day’s terrorist attacks in Brussels. The measure, which passed…

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    House Debate on North Korea Sanctions

    House members debated a North Korea sanctions enforcement measure, after the Senate passed the legislation earlier in the week. The bill would restrict access to the U.S. financial…

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    House Debate on Safe Drinking Water

    The House debated a Safe Drinking Water bill, offered by Congressman Dan Kildee, who represents Flint, Michigan. In addition to the Energy and Commerce chair and ranking member, a…

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    House Reaction to Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster, Part 2

    House members delivered speeches expressing their sorrow over the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, in which all seven crew members died.

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    House Reaction to Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster, Part 1

    House members delivered speeches expressing their sorrow over the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, in which all seven crew members died.

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    Roe v. Wade Special Order Speeches

    Members spoke on the House floor about the 43rd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Topics included Planned Parenthood and the history of the Supreme Court ruling.…

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    Iran Sanctions Vote

    The House was seen passing a bill (191-106) to limit the president’s ability to lift sanctions against Iran and financial institutions that do business with Iran. Later, at the end of…

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    Iran Sanctions Bill Debate

    House members debated a bill to prevent the president from lifting sanctions against Iran and financial institutions that do business with Iran. The president would have to give…

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    President Obama's Veto Message

    The House reading clerk read President Obama’s veto message for the reconciliation bill that would repeal parts of the 2010 health care law and defund Planned Parenthood.

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    House Debate on Health Care Law Repeal

    House members debated a bill to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood.

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    Representative Walden on Armed Standoff in Oregon

    Representative Greg Walden (R-OR) spoke about the armed standoff in his district at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in his district. Activists were demanding that ranchers,…

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    House Democrats on Federal Spending Bill

    Several Democratic House members came to the floor to announce why they were against the $1.1 trillion dollar federal spending bill for 2016. The House planned to vote on the legislation…

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    House Debate on Federal Spending Bill

    House members debated a $1.1 trillion dollar spending bill to fund the government until September 30, 2016. A final vote on that legislation was set to take place the next day.

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    House Debate on Tax Extenders Bill

    House members debated $622 billion in compromise tax breaks for businesses, investors, and families. The measure would be joined with the 2016 spending package, if approved, and sent…

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    House Minority Whip Hoyer on Tax Extenders

    Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said on the House floor that Republicans were trying to include tax breaks that range between $600-800 billion in end-of-year legislation, and that those…

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    Representatives Kelly and Lowenthal on San Bernardino, California, Shooting

    Representatives Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) delivered brief remarks on the previous day’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.

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    Carbon Pollution Emissions Rule for Existing Power Plants

    The House debated S.J.Res. 24, a resolution to disapprove a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule on carbon emissions caused by existing energy plants burning coal.

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