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    FCC Oversight

    Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Ajit Pai testified at an oversight hearing of their agency’s priorities. They also discussed rural access to…

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    House Session

    The House debated a bill to revoke federal funding for “sanctuary cities.” "Sanctuary cities" are jurisdictions around the country that have polices to shelter illegal…

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    Medicare Prescription Drug Program

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on reducing fraud and abuse in the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session and voted on amendments to H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, which reauthorizes NIH funding for three years and seeks to promote the…

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    Health Care for September 11 Victims

    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Director John Howard testified at a hearing on the bill to reauthorize the World Trade Center Health Program and the September 11th…

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    Takata Air Bag Recall

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on concerns that air bags made by Japanese auto supplier Takata could deploy too forcefully, thus spraying metal fragments inside the vehicle. In May…

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    Consumer Product Safety Commission Oversight, Part 2

    Consumer and industry advocates testified at a hearing on the effectiveness of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)'s regulations and voluntary safety standards for…

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    Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality

    New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio (D) held a news conference outside of the U.S. Capitol with labor leaders, Democratic lawmakers, and liberal activists to unveil his 13-point…

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    Prescription Drug Abuse

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on the efforts of federal agencies and courts to combat prescription drug abuse, in particular pain…

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    House Session, Part 1

    Following one-minute speeches, the House considered three tax-related bills under suspension of the rules. The chamber also debated a rule governing debate on two additional tax bills,…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted on five pieces of legislation under suspension of the rules, including one urging President Obama to provide military assistance to Ukraine and one to condemn attacks by…

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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight Hearing

    The commissioners testified at a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) oversight hearing about operations and budget. The focus was on their recent open Internet vote classifying the…

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    House Session

    The House voted to pass, 239-186, H.R. 596, a bill introduced by Representative Bradley Byrne (R-AL) to repeal the Affordable Care Act and develop an alternative.

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House passed three bills under suspension of the rules, including H.R. 623, which would form a working group to provide guidance for the use of social media during national…

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    House Session, Part 1

    Members of both parties read the Constitution.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for a legislative session. They held a few procedural votes then went into recess.

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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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    New York Congressional Delegation News Conference

    Members of the New York City congressional delegation spoke to reporters following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer who placed a Staten Island man in a fatal…

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    Immigration and Border Security

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on President Obama’s executive action on immigration. Secretary Johnson defended the…

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    House Session, Part 3

    After two recorded votes, members of the Congressional Black Caucus came to the House floor to deliver special order speeches on the grand jury decision handed down in Ferguson, Missouri,…

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