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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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    House Members on Syrian and Iraqi Refugees

    House members spoke about the Syrian and Iraqi refugee situation. Representative Mark Takano (D-CA) talked about his parents' experiences as refugees in the United States.

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    House Debate on Iraqi and Syrian Refugees Bill

    House members debated H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act of 2015, a bill to enhance security checks on refugees from Syrian and Iraq.

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    Representatives on Paris Terrorist Attacks and Syrian Refugees

    During Morning Hour speeches, several members of the House spoke about the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris and the Syrian refugee crisis.

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    Representative Curbelo on Paris Terrorist Attacks and Cuban Refugees

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) spoke about national security after the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris and about Cuban refugees.

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    Speaker Ryan on Syrian Refugee Bill

    In his first one-minute speech since becoming leader of the House, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) previewed the next day’s House consideration of a Syrian refugee bill. He called on…

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    Representatives Lowenthal and Yoder on Terrorism

    During Morning Hour, Representatives Lowenthal (D-CA) and Yoder (R-KS) gave five minute speeches on the November 13, 2015, terrorist attacks in Paris. Representative Lowenthal focused…

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