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    House Session

    The House passed a bill to expand the Veterans Affairs Department’s authority to fire or demote VA employees based on performance. It also approved a three-month extension of…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for a legislative session and started debating H.R. 427, which would require Congress to approve all federal agency regulations deemed to be "major rules".

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    Cabinet Secretaries on Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Secretary of State John Kerry, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz testified at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran nuclear agreement and its…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session to consider a short-term extension of the Highway Funding bill.

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the implications of an agreement with Iran over the country’s nuclear program that was announced that day. Former Senator Joe Lieberman and…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    House Session

    The House voted 218-208 to approve a motion allowing for fast-track trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation. It would allow Congress to approve or disapprove but not amend U.S.…

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    House Session

    The House voted down 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 military force (AUMF)…

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    U.S. Interests at the United Nations

    Ambassador Samantha Power testified on congressional priorities and concerns in advancing U.S. national interests at the United Nations (U.N.). Topics included the U.N.'s role in nuclear…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House rejected the trade adjustment assistance (TAA) measure (126-302). Members then approved trade promotion authority (TPA) (219-211) and customs trade enforcement legislation…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. The House debate H.R. 2685, a fiscal year 2016 Defense Appropriations bill and voted on amendments

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. The House voted on amendments to and passed H.R. 2578, the Commerce, Justice and Sceince Spending bill on a 242-183 vote. The House…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session, with members debating the rule for H.R. 2578, a Commerce, Justice, and Science Spending bill. The White House says the president will veto…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted on bills debated earlier in the day under suspension of the rules. 

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    House Session

    The House debated the rule for two bills, one that would permanently extend the research and development tax credit and one on commercial space flight. After amendments votes, members…

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    Policing Strategies

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the development of policing strategies to promote better relations between law enforcement and communities. Areas discussed included the use of…

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    House Session

    The House voted 242-184 to pass H.R. 36, a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks and in favor 338-88 on a bill to limit National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance. The House started…

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    ISIS and Religious Minorities

    Witnesses testified on ISIS* attacks on religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria, as well the looting of cultural and religious sites. The hearing focused on humanitarian and…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated seven bills under suspension of rules including the naming of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona for Raúl Héctor Castro, the first…

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    Congressional Efforts on Gay Rights

    Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) talked about a resolution he co-sponsored that aims to provide anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)…

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