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    House Session, Part 2

    The House was expected to debate four bills under suspension of the rules, and general debate on H.R. 1195 , Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Advisory Boards Act. The bill would…

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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 Session

    The House passed H.R. 1030, the Secret Science Reform Act, which prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing new rules unless scientific data and technical information is…

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    House Session, Part 2

    Members debated four bills under suspension of the rules, including legislation to fund the construction of NASA space shuttles and a bill to improve airport security.

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    Fiscal Year 2016 Budget and the Federal Workforce

    Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD) talked about how President Obama’s 2016 budget could affect the federal workforce after budget cuts in previous years forced agencies to cut…

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    House Democratic Caucus Retreat

    House Democratic spoke to reporters from their party retreat in Philadelphia. . Caucus Chair Xavier Becerra (D-CA) spoke first and talked about the party’s agenda for the middle…

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 7, a bill permanently banning taxpayer funding for abortions, 242-179. A separate bill banning abortions after 20 weeks was pulled from the schedule the previous…

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    House Session

    The House amended and passed H.R. 240, a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security through September 2015 and defunding executive action on immigration, and H.R. 37, an…

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    House Session, Part 1

    Members gave one minutes speeches, and then recessed.

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    House Session, Part 1

    Members of both parties read the Constitution.

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    Fast Track Authority

    Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Democratic lawmakers, union members, and consumer safety advocates held a news conference on their opposition to provisions in the Trans-Pacific…

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    House Session

    Members passed H.R. 30, a bill defining a full-time work week as 40 hours under the Affordable Care Act. Later, members delivered special order speeches.

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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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    Deep Space Exploration

    Witnesses testified on the nation’s deep space exploration programs and capabilities. William Gerstenmaier provided an update on the Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion…

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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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    House Minority Leader Briefing

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters about her recommendations for the Democratic leadership team for the next Congress. The election would be held the nest…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    Workforce Diversity

    Members of Congress and business community leaders talked about political and public policy discourse on diversity within the American workforce.

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    Women Of Color Empowerment Conference

    Speakers at the 2014 Women of Color Empowerment Conference talked about several issues. Topics included immigration and education, net neutrality, and the congressional agenda…

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    Diversity of Elected Officials

    Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD) was the keynote speaker at a forum on the under-representation of women and people of color in elected office. Brenda Carter presented the results…

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