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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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    Violence in Yemen

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Gerald Feierstein testified on the ongoing conflict and violence in that country, and Obama administration partnerships and counterterrorism efforts in Yemen…

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    U.S. Strategy Against Islamic State Terrorists

    Retired General John Allen, the special presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter *ISIL, was joined by two Defense Department officials in testifying before the House Foreign…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed the House Republican fiscal year 2016 budget resolution. Members debated and passed on a voice vote H.R. 1527, a bill accelerating tax benefits for donations to relief…

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    Iran Nuclear Negotiations

    Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Treasury Undersecretary Adam Szubin testified at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the ongoing nuclear negotiations with…

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 1030, the Secret Science Reform Act, which prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing new rules unless scientific data and technical information is…

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    U.S. Policy on Ukraine and Russia

    Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland testified at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Ukraine’s conflict with Russia, focusing on U.S. policy toward both…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for a legislative session. The House passed H.R. 529, which would amend the federal tax code to improve “529” college savings plans. Earlier, the…

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    State Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Secretary of State John Kerry testifed before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on his department’s the fiscal year 2016 budget proposal, and foreign policy challenges. The…

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    National Security Threat of Islamic State Terrorists

    Witnesses testified at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the national security threat posed by ISIL.* They discussed terrorist strategy and tactics, how they could be called…

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    House Session

    Following one minutes speeches, the House debated under suspension of the rules H.R. 431, which authorizes a Congressional Gold Medal for civil rights supporters who participated in the…

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    House Session, Part 1

    Members gave one-minute speeches on a variety of topics.

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    Human Rights in Cuba

    Advocates for Cuban political prisoners testified on that country’s human rights record. The witnesses were critical of the Obama administration’s decision to normalize…

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    U.S.-Cuba Relations

    State, Treasury, and Commerce Department officials testified on the Obama’s administration’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba and lift many travel and economic…

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 50, which would impose stricter requirements for how federal agencies disclose the cost and effectiveness of federal mandates. Members gave special order speeches…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules aimed at combating human trafficking.

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 7, a bill permanently banning taxpayer funding for abortions, 242-179. A separate bill banning abortions after 20 weeks was pulled from the schedule the previous…

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    House Rules Committee Markup Meeting

    The House Rules Committee met to consider rules for debate on several bills. One of them was a Department of Homeland Security spending bill that included amendments blocking President…

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    House Session, Part 1

    Members of both parties read the Constitution.

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