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    Open Phones on Gun Legislation Protest, Part 1

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the House of Representatives sit-in staged by House Democrats over gun control legislation. Tweets from members of Congress were shown…

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    House Session

    The House passed two bills. The first bill allocates $622 million for Zika virus research and prevention. Members also voted 277-147 in favor of H.R. 4909, the National Defense…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated H.R. 5046, a bill to authorize funding for Justice Department grants for opioid abuse prevention and addiction treatment programs.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House considered a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding extension and a measure to block international travel by terrorists and foreign fighters.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed a bill dealing with modifications to emissions standards for power plants using coal refuse and other coal-mining by-products

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    State Department Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Secretary of State John Kerry testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on his department’s fiscal year 2017 budget, as well as current international challenges confronting…

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    Global Zika Virus Outbreak

    The directors of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and USAID’s assistant administrator for global health testified at…

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    North Korean Nuclear Tests

    Experts on Asia testified at a hearing on North Korea’s claim it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. The witnesses spoke in favor of sanctions on North Korea and increased…

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    U.S.-Pakistan Relations

    State Department Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson testified at a hearing on the future of U.S.-Pakistan relations. He said Pakistan was becoming a more…

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    Weather Satellites

    Officials from the Government Accountability Office and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration testified at a hearing on weather satellite programs and policies for using…

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    U.S. Policy and Russian Involvement in Syria

    Assistant Secretaries of State Anne Patterson and Victoria Nuland testified at hearing on U.S. policy in Syria, and how that policy has adapted to the exacerbating factor of Russian…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated and voted on amendments to a a multi-year highway and transportation funding bill.

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    No Labels Convention, Congressional Panel

    A panel of congressmen, moderated by A.B. Stoddard, talked about the challenges of getting anything accomplished in Congress and the need for bipartisanship. Topics included changes of…

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    Life Beyond Earth

    Astronomers and NASA officials testified at a hearing on scientific methods used to search for life beyond Earth. One of the main topics was signs of water found on Mars.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    House Session

    The House voted 248-177 to pass H.R. 3504, a bill that extends legal protections to any baby born alive during an abortion procedure. Members earlier voted 241-187 to pass H.R. 3134, a…

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    House Session

    The House considered a number of bills, including ones dealing with “frivolous” lawsuits and another seeking to defund Planned Parenthood. Darin LaHood (R-IL) was sworn in…

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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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    Cabinet Secretaries on Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Secretary of State John Kerry, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz testified at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran nuclear agreement and its…

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 2898, a bill that would ease environmental restrictions affecting drought-stricken areas of California.  The White House has issued a veto threat to the bill.

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