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    House Debate on Human Trafficking

    House members debated H.R. 181, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, intended to strengthen investigation and prosecution of human trafficking crimes.

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    House General Debate on Abortion Funding

    Members of the House debated H.R. 7, a bill to ban taxpayer-funded abortions. It later passed by a 242-179 margin.

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    House Minority Leader Pelosi on the State of the Union

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) previewed President Obama’s State of the Union address, happening later evening.

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    Representative Ted Poe on the State of the Union

    Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) previewed President Obama’s State of the Union address, happening later that evening.

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    Speaker Boehner on Immigration Policy Changes

    In closing debate for the fifth and final Republican amendment seeking to roll back President Obama’s immigration executive order, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) recited a list of…

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    Representatives Gutierrez and Blackburn on Immigration Amendment

    Representatives Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) spoke about an amendment offered by Representative Blackburn that would have removed funding from President Obama’s…

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    Representatives Price and McCarthy on Immigration Amendments

    Representatives David Price (D-NC) and Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) debated amendments to H.R. 240, a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security through the end of fiscal year 2015.

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    House Debate on Immigration Amendments

    Members of the House debated five Republican amendments offered to the Homeland Security spending bill that sought to rescind President’s immigration executive order. The first,…

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    House Reading of U.S. Constitution

    House Republican and Democratic members gathered for a reading of the U.S. Constitution. This was the third consecutive time the House had started a new Congress with a reading of the…

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    House Debate on Keystone XL Pipeline

    House members debated a bill approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The White House had threatened to veto the legislation citing an ongoing court case in Nebraska…

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    Representative Cohen on President Obama's Education Plan

    Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) talked about President Obama’s plan to provide two years of free community college tuition to high school gradates. The proposal was modeled on a…

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    Representative Ros-Lehtinen on U.S.-Cuba Policy

    Cuban American Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) expressed her concerns with recent changes to U.S. policy towards Cuba. She spoke about her reasons she thought the policy was…

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    Speaker John Boehner on Speaker Election

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) made remarks after he was re-elected as speaker with 216 votes. He was then sworn in as speaker by the dean of the House, Representative John Conyers…

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    Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Speaker Election

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) made remarks after the election for House speaker in which she received 164 votes. She handed the gavel to Speaker Boehner.

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    114th Congress Rules and Procedures Debate

    Members debated the rules and procedures under which the House of Representatives would operate during the 114th Congress.

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    Gingrich Swearing In as Speaker

    Representative Newt Gingrich (R-GA) was officially escorted to the speaker’s chair after winning the election to be speaker of the House of Representatives. Representative…

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    Tip O'Neill Elected Speaker of the House

    The House of Representatives elects Tip O’Neil Speaker & he accepts the gavel, is sworn in, and makes remarks.

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    Representative Mike Rogers Farewell Speech

    Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI) delivered his farewell speech to the House. He was retiring after 14 years. He warned Congress not to get bogged down in small issues and to stop…

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    Representative Nick Rahall Farewell Address

    Representative Nick Rahall (D-WV) gave his farewell address.

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    House Tribute To Representative Hall

    Members of the House paid tribute to Representative Ralph Hall (R-TX).

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