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    Environmental Regulations and the Rural Economy

    Administrator Gina McCarthy testified on the impact of her Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations on the rural economy, including possible effects on farmers and…

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    House Session

    The House debated the Debt Management and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2015. The bill would require the Treasury secretary to appear before the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance…

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    House Session

    The House was expected to debate the rule governing two bills dealing with employee-owned companies and financial institutions' ability to close customer accounts.

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    House Session

    The House approved a bill, H.R. 3700, that changes federal housing policy. Members also passed a measure that would restrict the Obama administration’s authority to lift…

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill that delays new rules on mountaintop coal mining that could impact nearby streams. Members also passed a measure that strengthens sanctions against North Korea…

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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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    House Session

    The House passed a measure that permanently extends several tax provisions set to expire at the end of 2015. Members also debated the rule governing debate on the omnibus spending bill to…

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    House Session

    The House voted 289-137 to approve H.R. 4038, a bill to limit the number of Syrian refugees admitted to the U.S. until increased security checks are in place.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House passed H.R. 511, the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, which aims to clarify labor rights of Native Americans in Native American tribes. The chamber also appointed conferees to…

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    House Session

    The House approved 363-64 a six-year highway and transportation funding bill. Members also voted in favor of a motion to instruct conferees in negotiations with the Senate. The…

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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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    House Session, Part 2

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    Dietary Guidelines

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified at a hearing on the development of nutrition guidelines. Issues included he process…

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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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    House Democrats on Pope Francis and Immigration Reform

    House Democrats asked Pope Francis to address comprehensive immigration reform. "House Democrats Ask Pope Francis To Address Comprehensive Immigration Reform" was one of three Internet…

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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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    Avian Influenza Response

    Federal and state-level agriculture researchers testified on their agencies' response to the 2014-15 avian influenza outbreak that killed an estimated 48 million edible fowl in the U.S.…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for a legislative session and started debating H.R. 427, which would require Congress to approve all federal agency regulations deemed to be "major rules".

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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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    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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