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    Criminal Code Changes

    Representatives from the Department of Justice, the Judicial Conference, the U.S. Sentencing Commission, and the Federal Public Defender testified on criminal code reform,…

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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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    Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Witnesses testified on the influx of unaccompanied migrant children to the U.S.-Mexico border from Central America. The hearing focused on the humanitarian crisis being created and the…

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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 They talked about the patchwork of licensing laws outdated by the…

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    AT&T and DirecTV Merger

    The chief executive officers of AT&T and DirecTV testified on the potential consequences for competition and consumers of the proposed merger between their two telecommunications…

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    Net Neutrality and Antitrust Laws

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the ability of antitrust laws versus Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations to ensure “net neutrality.” "Net neutrality," also…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    Music Licensing

    Witnesses from the music recording industry testified on music licensing laws and how royalties are calculated for songwriters and publishers. Members also questioned on the increasing…

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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Oversight

    James Comey testified at an FBI oversight hearing. He answered questions on the investigation of the IRS for targeting conservative groups; the attack on the U.S. Consulate in…

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    House Session

    The House debated two bills under suspension of the rules. Later, members resumed debate on the Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill.

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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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    Federal Criminal Code

    Legal academics and advocates testified on criminal penalties. They appeared before the House Judiciary Committee Over-Criminalization Task Force, created in 2013 to assess current…

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    Department of Homeland Security Oversight

    Secretary Jeh Johnson testified that an oversight hearing of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Topics included immigration policy and deportations, which had reached record numbers…

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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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    Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on arguments in support of the proposed Comcast Corporation-Time Warner Cable merger. Witnesses included Time Warner Cable CEO Robert…

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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, Part 2

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

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    House Session

    The House debated for an hour a rule concerning two bills that call into question presidential constitutional authority to enforce laws: · H.R. 4138, the Executive Needs to Faithfully…

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