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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

    The House debated and voted on on H.R. 749, a $7 billion reauthorization of federal rail programs, including support for Amtrak. The bill passed, 316-101, as amended.

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    News Review With Representative Brian Higgins

    Representative Brian Higgins (D-NY) talked about the status of a Homeland Security spending bill and what Congress should do to fund the department through September 30. He also talked…

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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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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed H.R. 644, the Fighting Hunger Incentive Act, by a 279-137 vote. Members delivered speeches on any topic.

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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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    Domestic Counterterrorism Efforts

    Officials from the FBI, Homeland Security Department, and National Counterterrorism Center testified before the House Homeland Security Committee about the ongoing efforts to address…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted on two suspension bills, followed by general speeches.

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. The House passed H.R. 50, which would impose stricter requirements for how federal agencies disclose the cost and effectiveness of federal…

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    House Session

    The House voted to pass, 239-186, H.R. 596, a bill introduced by Representative Bradley Byrne (R-AL) to repeal the Affordable Care Act and develop an alternative.

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    House Session

    The House adopted a rule governing debate on H.R. 351, a bill expediting the federal permitting process for natural gas exports, and passed two bills under suspension of the…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House voted 253-169 to pass H.R. 161, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act.

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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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    North Korea Threat Assessment

    Officials from the military and State and Treasury Departments testified about North Korean cyber and nuclear threats. They defended the Obama administration’s approach and…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House passed two bills: H.R. 203, aimed at preventing and reducing military and veteran suicides, and H.R. 33, the Protecting Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act. Members…

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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

    Members voted on three bills under suspension of the rules, including H.R. 26, an extension of the federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Program.

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    Islamic State Threat Assessment

    Brett McGurk, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran testified at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Obama administration’s strategy against Islamic…

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    House Session

    The House took a series of four votes, including passage of S. 2244, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, 417-7, with 10 members not voting.

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