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    House Session

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules, including legislation to prevent human trafficking, and was expected to work on a bill to direct the Department of Education…

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    Violence and Politics in Iraq

    State and Defense Departments officials testified about the dominance of the militant group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) in ongoing violence and terrorism in Iraq. Brett…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House continued debate on H.R. 5016, a $21.3 billion spending bill for fiscal year 2015 that funds the Internal Revenue Service, Treasury Department, and Securities and Exchange…

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    House Session

    The House considered H.R. 3086, a bill that would make the ban on Internet access taxes permanent. Members also continued debate on H.R. 5016, a fiscal year 2015 financial services…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated a rule for two bills, H.R. 4718 and H.R. 5016. Later they continued work on amendments to H.R. 4923, a bill that would provide appropriations for energy and water programs…

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    House Session

    The House debated under suspension of the rules H.R. 803, a bill that would reauthorize and overhaul a 1998 federal job training programs law that expired in 2003. Members then began…

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    Music Licensing

    Music recording and broadcasting industry representatives testified at a hearing on performed music licensing laws. They talked about the patchwork of licensing laws outdated by the…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House convened for a legislative session. Representative-Elect Curt Clawson, having won a special election the previous day, was sworn in as the representative of the Nineteenth…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated a rule governing two bills, including H.R. 4923, the $35 billion Energy and Water Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015.

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    AT&T and DirecTV Merger

    The chief executive officers of AT&T and DirecTV testified on the potential consequences for competition and consumers of the proposed merger between their two telecommunications…

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    Net Neutrality and Antitrust Laws

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the ability of antitrust laws versus Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations to ensure “net neutrality.” "Net neutrality," also…

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    Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange

    Witnesses testified on the national security implications of the exchange of five Taliban detainees for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. Witnesses included a soldier who served alongside…

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    House Session

    Following one-minutes speeches (15 minutes per side), the House debated the combined rule providing for consideration of H.R. 4870, Department of Defense Appropriations, and the motion to…

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    House Session

    Following one minutes speeches, members debated two tax incentives bills for business.

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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Oversight

    James Comey testified at an FBI oversight hearing. He answered questions on the investigation of the IRS for targeting conservative groups; the attack on the U.S. Consulate in…

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    Iran Nuclear Compliance

    National security and intelligence officials testified on the status of Iran’s nuclear compliance, and addressed what the international community can do to evaluate and enforce…

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    Afghanistan Reconstruction

    Charles Johnson and John Sopko testified on U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. John Sopko told committee members that a lot of money spent on Afghanistan reconstruction…

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    Department of Homeland Security Oversight

    Secretary Jeh Johnson testified that an oversight hearing of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Topics included immigration policy and deportations, which had reached record numbers…

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House reconvened for legislative business including votes and the beginning of debate on H.R. 4660, the fiscal year 2015 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations bill.

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