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    FCC Oversight

    Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Ajit Pai testified at an oversight hearing of their agency’s priorities. They also discussed rural access to…

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    House Session

    The House approved a bill that increases timber production on federal lands. House leadership pulled the fiscal year 2016 bill to fund the Department of Interior and the Environmental…

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    House Session

    The House began debate on a bill allowing states to delay their compliance with the EPA’s proposed carbon pollution standards for power plants.

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    Air Quality Standards

    Janet McCabe testified at a hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to revise national air quality standards for ground-level ozone. A final decision by…

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    Energy Security Panel

    A panel of energy analysts offered their recommendations on energy policy and proposed legislation by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. They commented on energy issues related…

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    Quadrennial Energy Review

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz testified at a hearing on the Obama administration’s first quadrennial energy review. The report provided policy recommendations for modernizing…

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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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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted on several bills under suspension of the rules. A two-thirds majority is required for passage on each vote.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated four bills under suspension of the rules, and general debate on H.R. 1195 , Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Advisory Boards Act. The bill would establish…

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    Environmental Protection Agency Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy testified before a joint hearing of two House Energy and Commerce subcommittees about the agency’s fiscal year 2016 budget.

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    House Session

    Following one minutes speeches, the House debated under suspension of the rules H.R. 431, which authorizes a Congressional Gold Medal for civil rights supporters who participated in the…

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    House Session

    The House debated and approved H.R. 351, a bill that would expedite the federal permitting process for natural gas exports. 

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    Open Internet

    Witnesses testified at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Internet freedom and net neutrality. Net neutrality, also known as “open Internet,” refers to the…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated H.R. 3, a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The House voted 266-153 to pass the bill.

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    House Session

    Members voted on three bills under suspension of the rules, including H.R. 26, an extension of the federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Program.

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    House Ceremonial Swearing-In

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) held a ceremonial swearing-in for members of the 114th Congress. 

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    Conservation Act of 1975

    Witnesses testified on the the potential impact of repealing the Conservation Act of 1975 in light of increased domestic energy production in the U.S. during the Obama…

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    House Session

    The House passed, 230-182, H.R. 5781, the California Emergency Drought Relief Act, and rejected a Democratic motion to recommit. 

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. They passed H.R. 5759, a bill that would nullify President Obama’s immigration executive order, as well as a Senate amendment to…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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