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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 Session, Part 1

    The House convened for a legislative session and started debating H.R. 427, which would require Congress to approve all federal agency regulations deemed to be "major rules".

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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 convened for a legislative session to consider a short-term extension of the Highway Funding bill.

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    International Space Station

    A former NASA astronaut and officials from NASA, Boeing, and the Government Accountability Office testified at a hearing on challenges facing the International Space Station (ISS). Much of…

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    Proposed Environmental Protection Agency Regulations

    Administrator Gina McCarthy testified at a hearing on proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulations. She also explained her agency’s regulatory agenda and answered…

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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 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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    Amtrak Derailment

    Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Railroad Administration, Amtrak, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen testified on the May 2015…

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    House Session

    The House approved 237-174, H.R. 2262, a bill that seeks to encourage development of the commercial space industry through private investment, while preserving the federal…

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    House Session

    The House debated the rule for two bills, one that would permanently extend the research and development tax credit and one on commercial space flight. After amendments votes, members…

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    House Session

    The House passed S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, 420-3. Members voted 387-35 to adopt H.R. 2353, a bill to extend the Highway Trust Fund by two-months. Members…

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    House Session

    The House amended and passed H.R. 1735, the fiscal year 2016 defense authorization measure. The final vote was 269-151 in favor of the legislative package.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated H.R. 1732, a bill preventing the Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency from issuing a Waters of the U.S. rule to regulate intrastate waters, and four…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated 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 establish…

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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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