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    Heroin Abuse

    Officials from the Drug Enforcement Agency, White House, and other federal agencies testified on ways to stop the increase in heroin abuse and how pain relief medications have contributed…

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    Aviation Security

    Newly-confirmed TSA administrator Peter Neffenger testified about his plans for addressing airline security threats and other issues throughout the Transportation Security…

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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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    Morning Hour

    The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics.

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    Immigration Enforcement

    The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security convened a hearing on proposed changes to immigration laws, including cuts to federal grants for “sanctuary…

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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, Part 3

    The House reconvened following a closed-door briefing on Iran, with members expected to debate several amendments to H.R.1734, a bill dealing with coal ash disposal regulations.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules, including one requiring the Veterans Administration to give Congress a report on its medical care for veterans, and one…

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    Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee on Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) spoke with reporters after attending a meeting Vice President Biden held to brief House Democrats on the Iran nuclear deal. 

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    Immigration Enforcement Oversight

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at an oversight hearing on immigration enforcement. Committee members examined the issue of jurisdictions, known as “sanctuary…

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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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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the implications of an agreement with Iran over the country’s nuclear program that was announced that day. Former Senator Joe Lieberman and…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted on several bills debated earlier under suspension of the rules. H.R. 2499 passed, 410-1 and S.R. 179 passed on a voice vote.

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session and voted on amendments to H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, which reauthorizes NIH funding for three years and seeks to promote the…

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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 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

    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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    House Session

    The House voted down a resolution requiring U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq and Syria in the absence of a congressional vote on an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF)…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House voted 236-189 to extend the revote deadline to July 30 for trade assistance authority (TAA), which failed the previous week. Members also debated H.R. 2596, the Intelligence…

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