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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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    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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    House Vote on National Security Agency Data Collection Programs

    House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and several members of the committee spoke to reporters after House votes on the USA FREEDOM Act (H.R. 3361). The bill would end the…

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    House Session

    The House approved H.R. 3361 by a vote of 303 to 121. The bill overhauls the National Security Agency’s collection of telephone records.

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    USA FREEDOM Act Markup

    The House Judiciary Committee met to mark up the USA FREEDOM Act. The Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-Collection and Online…

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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified at a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on Department of Justice operations. Topics included the department’s use of prosecutorial…

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    House Session

    The House debated the combined rule for H.R. 4118, Suspending the Individual Mandate Penalty (health care bill) and H.R. 3826, Electricity Security and Affordability (coal bill) .

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    Federal Criminal Code

    The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations held a hearing of its Over-Criminalization Task Force. The task force was created in 2013…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House considered seven bills under suspension of the rules including, legislation that seeks to provide greater oversight of the Internal Revenue Service.

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