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    Refugee and Visa Programs

    Homeland Security and State Department officials testified at a hearing on security concerns related to U.S. refugee and visa policy. Francis Taylor told committee members that the…

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    Contaminated Drinking Water in Flint, Michigan

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Michigan state officials testified at a hearing on lead contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan. Representative Dan Kildee (D-MI) was…

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    House Session

    The House was expected to debate the rule governing two bills dealing with employee-owned companies and financial institutions' ability to close customer accounts.

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    House Session

    The House approved a bill, H.R. 3700, that changes federal housing policy. Members also passed a measure that would restrict the Obama administration’s authority to lift…

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    House Session

    The House debated and voted 191-106 to pass a bill restricting the Obama administration’s ability to lift Iran sanctions. The vote was later vacated because not enough members…

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    State of the Union Statuary Hall Interviews

    Following President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union address, members of Congress reacted to the speech.

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill that delays new rules on mountaintop coal mining that could impact nearby streams. Members also passed a measure that strengthens sanctions against North Korea…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted on several bills debated under suspension of the rules.

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 1927, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act, which deals with the federal class-action lawsuit process.

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    House Session

    The House approved a bill dealing with lawsuits against the federal government that could result in new regulations and requires the government to give public notice when it begins…

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    House Session

    The House convened for legislative session. Members voted to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood for one year.

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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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    House Session, Part 1

    The House voted 316-113 to pass the omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government until September 30, 2016.

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    U.S.-Pakistan Relations

    State Department Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson testified at a hearing on the future of U.S.-Pakistan relations. He said Pakistan was becoming a more…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House voted on several bills debated under suspension of the rules. Members gave one-minute as well as general speeches.

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    House Session

    The House approved a continuing resolution to temporarily fund the federal government through December 16, 2015.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated and voted on several bills under suspension of the rules.

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    Citizenship and Immigration Services Oversight

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez testified at an oversight hearing on his agency’s operations. He outlined actions by his agency following the…

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    House Session

    The House passed the Red River Private Property Act, which would require the Bureau of Land Management to sell land to individuals who own property on the Texas river.

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    Gun Violence Prevention

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and leaders of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force hosted a forum on reducing gun violence The panel, all Democrats, took testimony and…

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