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    Apple iPhone Encryption

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the FBI’s demand that Apple assist in unlocking an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino, California, terrorist attack. In…

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    House Pro Forma Session

    The House convened for a pro forma session.

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    Email Privacy Act

    Government officials and a representative from Google testified at a hearing on the Email Privacy Act, which would require the federal government to provide a warrant when asking companies…

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    Department of Justice Oversight

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified at an oversight hearing on Justice Department operations. Topics including vetting of potential Syrian refugees seeking asylum in the United…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules.

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    Planned Parenthood Practices

    The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing the practices of Planned Parenthood, including allegations that the group was engaged in the selling of aborted fetal tissue. Witnesses…

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    Heroin Abuse

    Officials from the Drug Enforcement Agency, White House, and other federal agencies testified on ways to stop the increase in heroin abuse and how pain relief medications have contributed…

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    Proposed Environmental Protection Agency Regulations

    Administrator Gina McCarthy testified at a hearing on proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulations. She also explained her agency’s regulatory agenda and answered…

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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 approved H.R. 2028, a $36.1 billion water and energy appropriations bill, by a vote of 240-177. Ten Democrats voted for the measure and seven Republicans voted against…

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    Criminal Justice Reform

    Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Al Franken (D-MN), Representatives James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Danny Davis (D-IL), and others talked about efforts to reform the criminal justice…

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    House Session

    The House adopted a rule governing debate on H.R. 351, a bill expediting the federal permitting process for natural gas exports, and passed two bills under suspension of the…

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    House Session

    The House amended and passed H.R. 240, a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security through September 2015 and defunding executive action on immigration, and H.R. 37, an…

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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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    Portrait Unveiling Ceremony for Representative John Conyers

    Vice President Joe Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and congressional colleagues spoke at a ceremony to unveil an official portrait of former House…

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    Executive Action on Immigration

    Witnesses testify at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on whether President Obama had the legal authority to issue executive action changing the country’s immigration laws.

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    Health Care Website Security

    Todd Park, the former chief technology officer in charge of healthcare.gov, testified before a House Science, Space, and Technology subcommittee about the website’s security…

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    New Federal Crimes

    The House Judiciary Committee Over-Criminaliztion Task Force held a hearing on the growing number of new federal crimes and Congress' enactment of new criminal statutes. The witnesses…

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    Legal Conviction Consequences

    Legal academics and advocates testified at a House Judiciary Committee Over-Criminazation Task Force hearing on the the nation’s criminal code and the civil consequences convicts face…

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    Music Licensing

    Music recording and broadcasting industry representatives testified at a hearing on performed music licensing laws. They talked about the patchwork of licensing laws outdated by the…

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