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    House Democratic News Conference on Omnibus Spending Bill

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) held a news conference with her party colleagues following House approval of the omnibus spending bill. Representative Pelosi called…

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    House Session

    The House passed a $305 billion, five-year highway funding bill as current funding was set to expire on December 4. Members also approved an energy infrastructure bill.

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    Highway and Mass Transit Funding

    House and Senate conferees made opening statements in a meeting to negotiate a long-term highway and mass transit funding bill. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed a short-term highway funding bill that extends funding through December 7.

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    House Session

    The House debated and voted on amendments to a multi-year highway and transportation funding bill. Several amendments involve reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated and voted on amendments to a a multi-year highway and transportation funding bill.

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    Representative Donna Edwards on Federal Highway Funding Deadline

    Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, talked about the highway funding deadline facing Congress. Other topics included…

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    Deep Space Exploration

    Two former NASA associate administrators testified at a hearing on the effects on deep space exploration efforts of the space agency’s budget reduction. Topics included how…

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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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    Life Beyond Earth

    Astronomers and NASA officials testified at a hearing on scientific methods used to search for life beyond Earth. One of the main topics was signs of water found on Mars.

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    Power Plants and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    State officials from Texas, Oregon, and Ohio testified at a hearing on the impact of carbon emissions regulations on power plants in states around the country.

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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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