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    Combating ISIS

    Former intelligence and diplomatic officials offered policy recommendations at a hearing on combating ISIS* in Iraq and Syria. Former acting CIA Director Michael Morell told committee…

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 1927, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act, which deals with the federal class-action lawsuit process.

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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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    House Session

    The House convened for legislative session. Members voted to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood for one year.

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    House Rules Committee Meeting on Affordable Care Act Repeal

    The House Rules Committee met to decide rules for debate governing legislation to repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act, block federal funding for Planned Parenthood, and end the…

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    House Session

    The House passed a measure that permanently extends several tax provisions set to expire at the end of 2015. Members also debated the rule governing debate on the omnibus spending bill to…

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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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    Military Operations Against ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified on U.S. military strategy to combat ISIS* militants in Iraq and Syria. Secretary Carter…

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    Department of Justice Oversight

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified at an oversight hearing on Justice Department operations. Topics including vetting of potential Syrian refugees seeking asylum in the United…

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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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    FBI Oversight

    FBI Director James Comey testified at a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing of his agency. Topics included encryption technology and the challenges it poses for law…

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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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    U.S. Military Operations in Afghanistan

    General John Campbell, commander of U.S. Forces - Afghanistan, testified before the House Armed Services Committee on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, as well as the Doctors Without Borders…

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    Planned Parenthood Medical Procedures

    Witnesses testified at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Planned Parenthood medical procedures. Planned Parenthood had come under fire following the release of videos alleging it…

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    House Session

    The House voted 242-184 to establish a panel to investigate Planned Parenthood. Members also voted 240-183 to defeat a privileged resolution introduced by Representative Louise…

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    House Session

    The House continued work on H.R. 348, the RAPID (Responsibly and Professionally Invigorating Development) Act that would streamline environmental reviews and permitting for major energy and…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated and voted on several bills under suspension of the rules, and began debate on legislation related to environmental reviews.

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    Planned Parenthood Practices

    The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing the practices of Planned Parenthood, including allegations that the group was engaged in the selling of aborted fetal tissue. Witnesses…

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