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    Farm Bill Conference Committee

    Members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees held their first public meeting to consider the 2013 farm bill.

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    Rule to Appoint Conferees to Continuing Resolution

    The House Rules Committee met to consider a rule to instruct the House to appoint conferees on the continuing resolution. The government would shut down at midnight if an agreement…

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    House Session

    The House of Representatives convened on the first day of the 113th Congress. John Boehner (R-OH) was re-elected the speaker of the House with 220 votes. After he was sworn in, he…

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 933, a continuing resolution to fund the government through the remainder of fiscal year 2013, by a 267-151 margin.

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    House Bill on Food Assistance Programs

    Representative James McGovern (D-MA) talked about H.R. 3102, the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013, which the House was to begin debate later in the day. He focusd on…

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    House Session

    H.Res. 315 - providing for the consideration of H.R. 2218 - Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013, and H.R. 1582 - Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013, Rules Comm Print…

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    House Session

    The House met for a legislative session. Later in the evening the House considered and voted to approve a federal budget agreement for fiscal year 2014. The measure passed on a vote of…

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    House Session

    The House debated for an hour a rule concerning two bills that call into question presidential constitutional authority to enforce laws:

    · H.R. 4138, the Executive Needs to Faithfully…

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    Farm and Food Assistance Programs Bill Markup, Part 2

    The House Agriculture Committee began markup of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM) Bill.
    This portion of the hearing was joined approximately 5 minutes after the…

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    House Session, Part 2

    In a Saturday evening session, the House debated a continuing resolution to extend government funding until December 15 and delay the Affordable Care Act for one year. A separate bill…

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    Farm and Food Assistance Programs Bill Markup, Part 1

    The House Agriculture Committee began markup of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM) Bill.

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    House Session

    On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m.

    H.R. 3350 - Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013 (Subject to a Rule)…

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    U.S. Rural Economy

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified on the the state of the rural U.S. economy. The majority of the hearing was focused on the furloughs resulting from sequestration budget…

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    Rule for Continuing Resolution

    The House Rules Committee met to set the rules of debate for the two amendments the House speaker planned to offer to the continuing resolution, and for a bill that would ensure that…

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    House Session

    Following One Minutes, House will debate the rule for H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013.

    At approximately 1:40-1:50 p.m. the House will have its first vote…

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    House Session

    Members debated and passed a $1.1 trillion dollar omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government through September 30, 2014. The bill included a closed rule allowing for one hour of…

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    House Session

    The House considered H.R. 2632, a bill that reauthorizes only farm programs.

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    House Rules Committee Meeting

    Members debated rules for consideration of temporary government spending measures.

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    Federal Spending and Health Care Law

    Members of the House Rules Committee met to consider rules for debate on a government spending measure to fund the federal government through December 15, 2013.

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    House Session

    The House considered a number of bills, including H.R. 3826, which would restrict the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of carbon emissions by coal-fired power…

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