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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 2

    The House convened for a legislative session and debated a number of bills under suspension of the rules.

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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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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. The House has voted 286-138 to approve an African trade and Trade Adjustment Assistance bill. They are now debating a fiscal year…

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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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    House Session

    The House voted down a resolution requiring U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq and Syria in the absence of a congressional vote on an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF)…

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    Representative Bill Pascrell on the Congressional Agenda

    Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) talked about the previous-week vote in the House of Representatives on H.R. 1314, the Trade Act of 2015. Members passed one part, trade promotion…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House rejected the trade adjustment assistance (TAA) measure (126-302). Members then approved trade promotion authority (TPA) (219-211) and customs trade enforcement legislation…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. The House debate H.R. 2685, a fiscal year 2016 Defense Appropriations bill and voted on amendments

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    Affordable Care Act Implementation

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified before the House Ways and Means Committee. The hearing, which was listed as a fiscal year 2016 budget hearing, centered on…

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    Congressional Budget Office Oversight

    Keith Hall testified on the Congressional Budget Office’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. Among the issues he addressed were tax policy, the budget deficit and national debt,…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session, with members debating the rule for H.R. 2578, a Commerce, Justice, and Science Spending bill. The White House says the president will veto…

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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, Part 1

    The House considered H.R. 1735, a bill that would authorize $515 billion for national defense programs and $89.2 billion in war funding for overseas contingency operations.

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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 1

    The House debated amendments to H.R. 2028, a water and energy appropriations bill. They also debated the House-Senate Budget Conference Report.

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House reconvened for a legislative session and voted on H. Con Res 25, which would allow a police memorial service to be held on U.S. Capitol grounds.  After the vote, lawmakers…

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    House Session

    The House voted 240-179 to pass a repeal of the federal estate tax. Members also voted to make the deduction of state and local sales taxes permanent. Members spoke on a variety of…

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    House Session

    The House debated and voted on H. Res. 173, a bill to replace the Medicare reimbursement formula for doctors, also known as the “doc fix,” and to reauthorize the…

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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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