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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.  The House passed S. 178, Human Trafficking, 420-3. Members voted 387-35 to adopt H.R. 2353, a bill to extend the Highway Trust Fund by…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House convened for a legislative session. The House debated the fiscal year 2016 Military Construction and Energy and Water Appropriations bills.

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    House Session

    The House voted 240-179 to pass a repeal of the federal estate tax. Members also voted to make the deduction of state and local sales taxes permanent. Members spoke on a variety of…

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    Supreme Court Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer testified on the Supreme Court fiscal year 2016 budget and the federal judiciary system. By law, the judicial branch assembles its own…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed, 257-167, H.R. 240. The bill funds the Department of Homeland Security without the policy rider that blocks President Obama’s executive action on immigration.

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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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    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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    African-American Voters and the Midterm Elections

    Representatives Xavier Becerra (D-CA) and John Lewis (D-GA) joined legal advocates to examine the impact of voting and the state of Black America ahead of the 2014 midterm…

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    2014 Georgia Senate Candidates Forum

    U.S. Senate candidates Michelle Nunn (D) and David Perdue (R) spoke at a forum moderated by John Pruitt. They were running to replace Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), who announced his…

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    House Session

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

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    Capitol Police Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Chief Kim Dine testified on the Capitol Police fiscal year budget 2015 request. The proposal sought $291 million for salaries, $23 million for overtime, and $64 million for safety…

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    Agriculture Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified on his department’s fiscal year 2015 budget request and priorities. Topics included the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program…

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    House Session

    Members debated and passed a $1.1 trillion dollar omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government through September 30, 2014. The bill included a closed rule allowing for one hour of…

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    House Session, Part 3

    One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 185 - To designate the United States courthouse located at 101 East Pecan Street in Sherman, Texas, as the…

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    House Session

    One Minute Speeches H.J.Res. 91 - Honoring the Families of Fallen Soldiers Act (Suspension, 40 Minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen / Appropriations…

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    House Session, Part 2

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House session recessed suddenly due to a lockdown at the Capitol.  Schedule estimate for the afternoon: At approximately 1:15-1:30 p.m. the House will have its first vote series of…

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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 considered H.R. 2632, a bill that reauthorizes only farm programs.

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