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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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    Representatives on Iran Nuclear Agreememt

    Representatives Dan Kildee (D-MI), Mike Pompeo (R-KS), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Mac Thornberry (R-TX), and Jim Himes (D-CT) spoke briefly to reporters about the deal over Iran’s…

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    House Session

    The House voted 242-184 to pass H.R. 36, a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks and in favor 338-88 on a bill to limit National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance. The House started…

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    House Session

    The House debated and passed H.R. 1195, a bill requiring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to employ advisory boards. Members spoke on a variety of subjects.

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    International Financial System

    Secretary Jack Lew gave the Department of the Treasury’s annual report on the status of the international financial system. Topics discussed included Export-Import Bank renewal,…

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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

    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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    Democratic Agenda for the 114th Congress

    Representative Jim Himes (D-CT), a member of the Financial Services Committee, talked about the Democratic agenda and some of the top issues facing the Republican-led 114th Congress,…

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    Cybersecurity Threats

    Admiral Michael Rogers testified on the possibility of a major cyber attack coming from a foreign power. He stated that several countries including China and Russia have the ability to…

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    ISIS Terrorist Threat

    Former Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker, former Marine Corps General Jim Mattis, and Dafna Rand testified on the ISIS* terrorist threat to the U.S. and other countries, and the stability of…

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    Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations

    Witnesses testified on the effects of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on the financial services industry, consumers, and American competitiveness since its…

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    Intelligence Gathering on Foreign Conflicts

    Representative Jim Himes (D-CT), a member of the House Intelligence and Financial Services committees, talked about foreign intelligence gathering during times of war and his housing…

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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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    Morning Hour

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

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    House Session, Part 2

    The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session.

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    Morning Hour

    The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics.

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    House Session, Part 1

    Following One Minute Speeches, the House began an hour of general debate on the Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill. The open rule, which provides…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House considered H.R.1459, the Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of Natural Monuments Act, which would place restrictions on a president’s ability to designate national…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House considered eight bills under suspension of the rules, including H.R. 3370, a bill that would delay national flood insurance program premium increases passed in 2012. The scheduled…

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    2014 Midterm Elections

    Representative Jim Himes (D-CT) talked about the House Democrats' political and legislative for in to the 2014 midterm elections. He also discussed the Democratic National…

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