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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testified at a hearing on efforts to combat ISIS* militants who had taken over parts of Syria and…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House debated a combined rule for H.R. 2 and H.R. 4, two anti-regulatory bills, following a vote in favor of a rule governing the debate. Final votes on the legislation are…

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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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    House Session, Part 3

    The House held a vote on H.R. 5108.  Following the vote, members debated 12 bills under suspension of the rules.

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    House Session, Part 1

    After One Minute speeches, the House debated H.R. 1717, dealing with employee healthcare plans.

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    House Session, Part 1

    he House convened for its first legislative session following its August recess. They debated bills under suspension of the rules.

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    Morning Hour

    The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics.

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    Morning Hour

    The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics.

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    New Federal Crimes

    The House Judiciary Committee Over-Criminaliztion Task Force held a hearing on the growing number of new federal crimes and Congress' enactment of new criminal statutes. The witnesses…

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    Morning Hour

    The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics.

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    House Session

    The House debated H.R. 4719, which deals with how the tax code treats charitable donations, and a motion to instruct House conferees on H.R. 3230, a veterans' health care bill.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated a rule for two bills, H.R. 4718 and H.R. 5016. Later they continued work on amendments to H.R. 4923, a bill that would provide appropriations for energy and water programs…

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    House Session

    The House debated under suspension of the rules H.R. 803, a bill that would reauthorize and overhaul a 1998 federal job training programs law that expired in 2003. Members then began…

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    Legal Conviction Consequences

    Legal academics and advocates testified at a House Judiciary Committee Over-Criminazation Task Force hearing on the the nation’s criminal code and the civil consequences convicts face…

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    Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Witnesses testified on the influx of unaccompanied migrant children to the U.S.-Mexico border from Central America. The hearing focused on the humanitarian crisis being created and the…

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    AT&T and DirecTV Merger

    The chief executive officers of AT&T and DirecTV testified on the potential consequences for competition and consumers of the proposed merger between their two telecommunications…

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    Net Neutrality and Antitrust Laws

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the ability of antitrust laws versus Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations to ensure “net neutrality.” "Net neutrality," also…

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    House Session

    Following one-minutes speeches (15 minutes per side), the House debated the combined rule providing for consideration of H.R. 4870, Department of Defense Appropriations, and the motion to…

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    U.S.-Taliban Prisoner Exchange

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Defense Department General Counsel Stephen Preston testified on the release of five Taliban detainees in exchange for Army Sergeant Bowe…

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