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    Congressional Career of Representative Carolyn McCarthy

    Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), who was retiring at the end of the 113th Congress, reflected on her career in the House of Representatives. Topics included her reasons for…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened and recessed in order to prepare for receiving Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House held a vote on H.R. 5108.  Following the vote, members debated 12 bills under suspension of the rules.

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    Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations

    Witnesses testified on the effects of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on the financial services industry, consumers, and American competitiveness since its…

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    Missing Children

    John D. Ryan testified on his National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s organization ongoing efforts to find missing children and investigate violent crimes against…

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    Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

    Business, finance, and government officials, including Export-Import testified on the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. The hearing focused on on the role of the export credit…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House took up a resolution establishing a select committee to investigate the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

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    Technical Education and Training Programs

    Education and business leaders testified at a House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education hearing on improving technical education…

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    Education Department Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan testified on his department’s fiscal year 2014 budget request. He stressed the importance of early childhood education, and addressed “No…

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    House Session

    The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session.

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    Measurement of Teacher Performance

    Education professionals testified on teacher performance measurements being used in different states that emphasize student achievement over teacher credentials. Some of those methods…

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    School Safety and Security

    Witnesses testified on school safety and security in light of the December 2012 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Topics included the possible benefit of having an…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session.

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    Assault Weapons Ban Bill

    Democratic senators and representatives, local officials, gun violence victims, and others spoke to reporters about the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Senator Dianne Feinstein, the sponsor of…

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    Gun Violence Prevention

    Local government officials, the mother of a congressional staff member killed at a 2011 Tucson mass shooting, and the superintendent of Newtown, Connecticut, schools recounted their…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed a bill that would provide relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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    House Ceremonial Swearing-In, Part 1

    House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected representatives. The event happens at the start of each Congress. The official swearing-in…

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    Gun Violence Prevention

    Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) and other Democratic House members spoke to reporters about legislation that would ban high-capacity gun magazines with a…

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    House Resolution Condemning Connecticut School Shooting

    Members debated a resolution honoring the victims of and responders to a shooting December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. They began with remarks by…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session.

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