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    House Session

    The House passed a bill to expand the Veterans Affairs Department’s authority to fire or demote VA employees based on performance. It also approved a three-month extension of…

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    House Pro Forma Session

    The House convened for a pro forma session.

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. Members debated 11 bills under suspension of the rules. The House voted on three bills. H.R. 2722 was pulled from consideration.

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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

    The House voted 218-208 to approve a motion allowing for fast-track trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation. It would allow Congress to approve or disapprove but not amend U.S.…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House rejected the trade adjustment assistance (TAA) measure (126-302). Members then approved trade promotion authority (TPA) (219-211) and customs trade enforcement legislation…

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    House Session

    The House voted 278-149 to pass the fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill. The House also passed the Africa trade bill, 397-32. The House voted on the rule for fast-frack trade…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. The House debate H.R. 2685, a fiscal year 2016 Defense Appropriations bill and voted on amendments

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    Rules for Agricultural Marketing and Defense Appropriations Bills

    Members of the House Rules Committee met to consider rules of debate on the Defense Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2016 and a bill to amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. The House debated and voted on amendments to H.R. 2577, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Spending bill for fiscal year…

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    Social Media and Terrorism

    Homeland Security and Justice Department officials testified on the use of social media by ISIS* to recruit fighters, spread propaganda, and plot attacks. FBI Counterterrorism…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session, with members debating the rule for H.R. 2578, a Commerce, Justice, and Science Spending bill. The White House says the president will veto…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted on three veterans bills debated earlier under suspension of the rules. Members spoke on a variety of subjects.

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    House Session

    The House reconvened for a legislative session and passed two bills altering federal mortgage rules. Members delivered speeches on any topic.

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    House Session, Part 2

    Members debated the House Republican fiscal year 2016 budget plan, including $5.5 trillion in cuts over a decade and repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

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    House Republicans on Homeland Security Funding

    House Republicans speak to reporters about the possibility of taking up a “clean” Department of Homeland Security funding bill, stripped of language that would block President…

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    House Session

    The House voted to pass, 239-186, H.R. 596, a bill introduced by Representative Bradley Byrne (R-AL) to repeal the Affordable Care Act and develop an alternative.

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    House Rules Committee Meeting on Affordable Care Act Repeal

    The House Rules Committee held a hearing on H.R. 596, a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act as well as health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education…

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    House Rules Committee Hearing on Natural Gas Exports

    The House Rules Committee met to establish rules for debate on H.R. 351, the LNG (liquefied natural gas) Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act. The bill would require expedited…

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    House Session

    The House adopted a rule governing debate on H.R. 351, a bill expediting the federal permitting process for natural gas exports, and passed two bills under suspension of the…

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