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    House Session

    The House was expected to debate the rule governing two bills dealing with employee-owned companies and financial institutions' ability to close customer accounts.

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    House Session

    The House approved a bill, H.R. 3700, that changes federal housing policy. Members also passed a measure that would restrict the Obama administration’s authority to lift…

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    House Session

    The House debated and voted 191-106 to pass a bill restricting the Obama administration’s ability to lift Iran sanctions. The vote was later vacated because not enough members…

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill that delays new rules on mountaintop coal mining that could impact nearby streams. Members also passed a measure that strengthens sanctions against North Korea…

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    House Session

    The House approved a bill dealing with lawsuits against the federal government that could result in new regulations and requires the government to give public notice when it begins…

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    U.S.-Pakistan Relations

    State Department Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson testified at a hearing on the future of U.S.-Pakistan relations. He said Pakistan was becoming a more…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for one-minute speeches.

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    House Session

    The House passed the Red River Private Property Act, which would require the Bureau of Land Management to sell land to individuals who own property on the Texas river.

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    House Session

    The House passed two bills. The first is a rewrite and reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act. The second is an energy infrastructure bill.

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    House Session

    The House passed a disapproval resolution on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) emissions rule for new power plants. They also approved another resolution that…

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    House Session

    The House approved two bills. One would ease mortgage lending standards under the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory law, and the other deals with auto lending regulation.

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    Terrorist Financing

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on terrorist financing, including the trafficking of antiquities, kidnapping, and solicitation of private donations.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House passed H.R. 511, the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, which aims to clarify labor rights of Native Americans in Native American tribes. The chamber also appointed conferees to…

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    House Session

    The House debated and voted on amendments to a multi-year highway and transportation funding bill. Several amendments involve reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated and voted on amendments to a a multi-year highway and transportation funding bill.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The Senate approved by a 266-167 vote a two-year, $80 billion budget agreement that also raises the debt ceiling. 

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House approved legislation to reauthorize the expired charter of the Export-Import Bank. Members also reauthorized federal highway and transit programs through November 20, 2015,…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House began preliminary debate on a budget deficit reduction bill that repeals the health care law’s individual mandate and defunds Planned Parenthood for a year.

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    House Session

    The House approved two bill. One, H.R. 692, the Default Prevention Act, deals with federal debt repayments dealt with prioritizing federal debt payments. The other reauthorizes…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules.

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