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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    Positive Train Control

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the status of positive train control (PTC) implementation on U.S. railroad networks by the December 31, 2015, deadline. PTC describes the…

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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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    Child Nutrition Assistance

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified on rules and regulations for child nutrition programs. The Health, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was set to expire on September 30, 2015. The…

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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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    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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    House Session

    The House approved 237-174, H.R. 2262, a bill that seeks to encourage development of the commercial space industry through private investment, while preserving the federal…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House resumed debate on amendments to H.R. 2028, the fiscal year 2016 energy and water spending bill. The House voted on 14 amendments to the bill.

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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

    The House passed H.R. 1731, a cybersecurity bill that would encourage companies to share information with the federal government about threats and provide liability…

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    Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Conference Committee

    Conference Committee members held their first formal meeting on the House- and Senate-passed fiscal year 2016 budget resolutions. This meeting included opening statements by House and…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed the House Republican fiscal year 2016 budget resolution. Members debated and passed on a voice vote H.R. 1527, a bill accelerating tax benefits for donations to relief…

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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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    House Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Markup, Part 1

    The House Budget Committee met to mark up its fiscal year 2016 budget proposal. The proposal aimed to cut $5.5 trillion in projected spending over the next decade and balance the…

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    House Session

    The House debated and voted on two measure. One expressed disapproval of union rules changes issued in 2014 by the National Labor Relations Board. The second set new spending levels for…

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    House Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Markup, Part 3

    The House Budget Committee met to mark up its fiscal year 2016 budget proposal.

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    Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Resolution

    Representative Tom Price (R-GA) and other members of the House Budget Committee introduced their proposed budget resolution for fiscal year 2016. They also responded to questions from…

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    House Session

    The House passed two bills regarding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), including one prohibiting the EPA from using non-reproducible science in its decision-making. Members…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed, 257-167, H.R. 240. The bill funds the Department of Homeland Security without the policy rider that blocks President Obama’s executive action on immigration.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for a legislative session. The House passed H.R. 529, which would amend the federal tax code to improve “529” college savings plans. Earlier, the…

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