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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated two bills under suspension of the rules, including H.R. 203, legislation aimed at preventing and reducing military and veteran suicides. 

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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

    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 Rules Committee Meeting

    The House Rules Committee held its organizational meeting for the 114th Congress. Members also discussed Keystone XL Pipeline legislation and a bill that would redefine what…

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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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    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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    Secretary Hagel on U.S. Strategy Against Terrorists, Part 1

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testified at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating *ISIL. He was accompanied by Lieutenant General William…

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    House Session

    Following one minute speeches, the House debated a resolution (H Res 726) that expresses support by the House for Ukraine and condemns the military aggression by Russia against that…

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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

    The House held a vote series on amendments, a motion to recommit, and final passage of H.R. 5078, the EPA water jurisdiction rule. The House also held a final passage vote on…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House took up H. Res. 676, which authorizes a lawsuit against President Obama for executive actions he took to delay the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act. GOP…

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    House Session

    Following one minute speeches, the House debated five bills under suspension of the rules including H.R. 4709, a bill to develop a coordinated approach by pharmacists, industry officials,…

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    House Session

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules, including legislation to prevent human trafficking, and was expected to work on a bill to direct the Department of Education…

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    House Session

    The House considered H.R. 3086, a bill that would make the ban on Internet access taxes permanent. Members also continued debate on H.R. 5016, a fiscal year 2015 financial services…

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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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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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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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    Representative Joe Courtney on Student Loan Debt

    Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT) talked about Obama administration efforts to allow student loan borrowers to cap payments on their monthly income. He also commented on House…

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    House Session

    The House debated two bills under suspension of the rules. Later, members resumed debate on the Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill.

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    Unionizing Student Athletes

    Witnesses testified at a House Education and Workforce Committee hearing on the consequences of unionizing student athletes. On April 25, 2014, student athletes at Northwestern…

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