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    Positive Train Control

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the status of positive train control (PTC) implementation on U.S. railroad networks by the December 31, 2015, deadline. PTC describes the…

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    House Session

    The House began debate on a bill allowing states to delay their compliance with the EPA’s proposed carbon pollution standards for power plants.

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    U.S. Interests at the United Nations

    Ambassador Samantha Power testified on congressional priorities and concerns in advancing U.S. national interests at the United Nations (U.N.). Topics included the U.N.'s role in nuclear…

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    Amtrak Derailment

    Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Railroad Administration, Amtrak, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen testified on the May 2015…

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    Iran Nuclear Negotiations

    Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Treasury Undersecretary Adam Szubin testified at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the ongoing nuclear negotiations with…

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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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    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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    U.S.-Cuba Relations

    State, Treasury, and Commerce Department officials testified on the Obama’s administration’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba and lift many travel and economic…

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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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    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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    Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Witnesses testified about immigration policy and unaccompanied immigrant children illegally crossing the southern U.S. border.

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    Secretary Kerry on U.S. Strategy Against Terrorists

    Secretary John Kerry testified at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on President Obama’s announced strategy for battling Islamic State* militants in Syria and Iraq. He…

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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 convened for a legislative session. Republican leaders cancelled a vote on emergency supplemental funding legislation to address the influx of Central American immigrant…

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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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    Violence and Politics in Iraq

    State and Defense Departments officials testified about the dominance of the militant group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) in ongoing violence and terrorism in Iraq. Brett…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House continued debate on H.R. 5016, a $21.3 billion spending bill for fiscal year 2015 that funds the Internal Revenue Service, Treasury Department, and Securities and Exchange…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated a rule governing three bills, including H.R. 4800, an agriculture spending bill.

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

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