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    House Session

    The House debated the Debt Management and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2015. The bill would require the Treasury secretary to appear before the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated a number of suspension bills, including one to improve mental health care and suicide prevention programs for treating female veterans.

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    Budget and Economic Outlook

    Congressional Budget Office Director Keith Hall testified at a hearing on the office’s budget and economic outlook. He said that the economy could be facing a slowdown with the…

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    House Session

    The House convened for legislative session. Members voted to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood for one year.

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    House Session

    The House passed a measure that permanently extends several tax provisions set to expire at the end of 2015. Members also debated the rule governing debate on the omnibus spending bill to…

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) talked about U.S. strategy to combat ISIS,* congress' role in authorizing the use of military force against the terrorist group, and the upcoming federal…

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    House Session

    The House passed two bills. The first is a rewrite and reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act. The second is an energy infrastructure bill.

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    House Session

    The House voted 289-137 to approve H.R. 4038, a bill to limit the number of Syrian refugees admitted to the U.S. until increased security checks are in place.

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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 Rules Committee Meeting on Highway Bill Amendments

    The House Rules Committee met to consider amendments for floor debate on H.R. 22, the surface transportation reauthorization bill. The legislation would provide a six-year…

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    House Session

    The House voted 240-189 to pass H.R. 3762, a budget reconciliation bill that would repeal several aspects of the Affordable Care Act.

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    Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Markup

    The House Budget Committee approved a budget reconciliation package of proposals from three other House committees for the fiscal year 2016 budget. The committee approved the bill by a…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. House members debated H.R.3460, a bill to prevent President Obama from lifting sanctions against Iran (approved 247-186), and H.R. 3461, a…

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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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