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    Smithsonian Institution Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Secretary David Skorton testified at a hearing on the Smithsonian Institution’s fiscal year 2017 budget request. He told committee members the National Air and Space Museum needs…

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    Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified at a hearing on the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2017 budget…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated a number of suspension bills, including one to improve mental health care and suicide prevention programs for treating female veterans.

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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, Part 1

    The House debated and voted on amendments to a a multi-year highway and transportation funding bill.

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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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    House Session

    The House debated and approved H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, and resumed debate on a fiscal year 2016 Interior Department, Environmental Protection Agency, and related agencies spending…

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    House Session

    The House debated H.R. 2822, the fiscal year 2016 Department of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. The House has voted 286-138 to approve an African trade and Trade Adjustment Assistance bill. They are now debating a fiscal year…

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    House Session

    Members debated H.R. 240, which would provide funding for the Department of Homeland Security through the end of fiscal year 2015. Amendments were offered to defund President Obama’s…

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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, Part 1

    The House convened for a legislative session. They held a few procedural votes then went into recess.

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    ISIS Terrorist Threat

    Former Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker, former Marine Corps General Jim Mattis, and Dafna Rand testified on the ISIS* terrorist threat to the U.S. and other countries, and the stability of…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House reconvened and debated six bills including S. 2154, a bill reauthorizing child care subsidies for low-income families, and H.R. 4771, a measure imposing criminal penalties for…

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    House Session

    The House held a vote series on amendments, a motion to recommit, and final passage of H.R. 5078, the EPA water jurisdiction rule. The House also held a final passage vote on…

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    House Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Markup, Part 2

    The House Budget Committee marked up the fiscal year 2015 budget resolution introduced by Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI). They debated amendments on immigration reform, the minimum wage,…

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    Environmental Protection Agency Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy testified on her agency’s fiscal year 2015 budget request. She defended the EPA’s proposed rule under the…

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    OMB Director Burwell on Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

    White House Budget Director Sylvia Burwell testified on President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal. The $3.9 trillion proposed budget would increase funding for the…

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    House Session

    The House worked to complete action on a bill (HR3590) to ease restrictions on hunters and fishermen utilizing federal public lands. Roll call votes on two amendments were scheduled to…

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