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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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    U.S.-Mexico Relations

    State Department officials testified at a hearing on U.S.-Mexico security and trade cooperation. Topics included the high rates of weapons smuggled from the U.S. to Mexico, and drug…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debates six suspension bills, including one condemning the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, for the abduction of 276 schoolgirls. 

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    Foreign Affairs Bills Markup

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee marked up pending legislation intended to condemn the abduction of Nigerian girls, help combat human trafficking, protect children from exploitation, and…

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    Foreign Assistance Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Rajiv Shah testified on the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) priorities for the proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. He described the agency’s work on…

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    Russian Intervention in Ukraine Markup

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee marked up Resolution 499, which condemns the violation of Ukrainian sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity by military forces of the Russian…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Ukraine

    Officials from the State and Treasury Departments and the U.S. Agency for International Development testified on steps being taken by the Obama administration to impose tougher sanctions on…

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    House Session

    Members began debate on H.R. 3193m the Consumer Financial Protection and Soundness Improvement Act, which would move the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) from the Federal Reserve…

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    Al-Qaida in Iraq

    Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran Brett McGurk testified on the resurgence of al-Qaida in Iraq.

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    Nuclear Deal with Iran

    Secretary of State John Kerry testified on the recent nuclear deal with Iran. He urged Congress not to pass new sanctions on Iran and to give negotiators time and space. He expressed…

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    House Session

    Following One Minutes, House will debate the rule for H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013. At approximately 1:40-1:50 p.m. the House will have its first vote…

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    House Session

    One Minute Speeches H.J.Res. 91 - Honoring the Families of Fallen Soldiers Act (Suspension, 40 Minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen / Appropriations…

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    Al-Shabaab Terrorist Threat

    Witnesses testified about the al-Shabaab terrorist group, which claimed responsibility for the September 2013 attack and hostage-taking last at a Nairobi, Kenya, shopping mall. Among…

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    House Hearing on Military Force in Syria

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on the Obama administration’s response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, including President Obama’s request for an…

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    House Session

    H.Res. 315 - providing for the consideration of H.R. 2218 - Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013, and H.R. 1582 - Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013, Rules Comm Print…

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