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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 3

    The House passed several bills, including one to improve Secret Service protection of the president. The bill would allow the Secret Service to hire more agents and make the agency…

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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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    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, 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 voted 278-149 to pass the fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill. The House also passed the Africa trade bill, 397-32. The House voted on the rule for fast-frack trade…

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    Affordable Care Act Implementation

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified before the House Ways and Means Committee. The hearing, which was listed as a fiscal year 2016 budget hearing, centered on…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House considered H.R. 1735, a bill that would authorize $515 billion for national defense programs and $89.2 billion in war funding for overseas contingency operations.

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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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    House Session, Part 2

    The House resumed debate on amendments to H.R. 2028, the fiscal year 2016 energy and water spending bill. The House voted on 14 amendments to the bill.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House convened for a legislative session. The House debated the fiscal year 2016 Military Construction and Energy and Water Appropriations bills.

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    House Pro Forma Session

    The House convened for a pro forma session.

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Representative Charles Boustany (R-LA) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about the Republicans' commitment to providing tax relief for middle-class families and…

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    House Session

    The House passed two bills regarding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), including one prohibiting the EPA from using non-reproducible science in its decision-making. Members…

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    Treasury Secretary Lew on Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified on President Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2016 budget. 

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    Economic Growth Policies

    Three economists testified at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the state of the U.S. economy and policies leading to job creation and economic growth. This was the first…

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    House Session

    Members debated H.R. 240, which would provide funding for the Department of Homeland Security through the end of fiscal year 2015. Amendments were offered to defund President…

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    House Session

    Members passed H.R. 30, a bill defining a full-time work week as 40 hours under the Affordable Care Act. Later, members delivered special order speeches.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House of Representatives convened for a period of one-minute speeches. After, Members began debate on H.R. 5682, legislation to authorize construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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    House Session

    Following one-minute speeches, the House began debate on H.J.Res. 124, a continuing resolution funding the federal government through December 11th. The bill included an amendment…

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