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    Hydraulic Fracturing

    Researchers and regulators testified at a hearing on the safety of hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” methods used to extract oil and natural gas. "Fracking"…

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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight Hearing

    The commissioners testified at a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) oversight hearing about operations and budget. The focus was on their recent open Internet vote classifying the…

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    Rural Drinking Water

    Water experts testified on challenges facing drinking water systems serving small and rural communities, particularly involving compliance with Safe Drinking Water Act…

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    Environmental Protection Agency Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy testified before a joint hearing of two House Energy and Commerce subcommittees about the agency’s fiscal year 2016 budget.

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    Federal Freight Rail Programs

    State and local officials testified about the increased demand of railroad freight traffic for transporting commodities and the infrastructure needs to accommodate this demand. They…

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    House Session

    The House debated and approved H.R. 351, a bill that would expedite the federal permitting process for natural gas exports. 

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    House Rules Committee Hearing on Natural Gas Exports

    The House Rules Committee met to establish rules for debate on H.R. 351, the LNG (liquefied natural gas) Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act. The bill would require expedited…

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    Radio: GOP Leadership Press Conference

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Republican leaders discussed their plans for new legislation and answered questions. They discussed legislation in the House dealing with human…

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    House Session

    The House adopted a rule governing debate on H.R. 351, a bill expediting the federal permitting process for natural gas exports, and passed two bills under suspension of the…

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    Environmental Protection Agency Coal Ash Rule

    Federal regulators and energy industry officials testified at a House Environment Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on the disposal of coal ash from power plants and its effects on…

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    Open Internet

    Witnesses testified at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Internet freedom and net neutrality. Net neutrality, also known as “open Internet,” refers to the…

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    House Ceremonial Swearing-In

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) held a ceremonial swearing-in for members of the 114th Congress. 

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for a legislative session. They held a few procedural votes then went into recess.

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    Takata Airbag Defects

    Automaker executives and federal safety officials testified at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on defects in vehicular airbags manufactured by Japanese supplier Takata that…

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    U.S. Response to Ebola

    Dr. Tom Frieden and other public health officials testified on the federal response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Dr. Frieden urged lawmakers to approve President…

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    Health Care Website Security

    Todd Park, the former chief technology officer in charge of healthcare.gov, testified before a House Science, Space, and Technology subcommittee about the website’s security…

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    House Session

    House members debated four bills under suspension of the rules and passed H.R. 4012, which requires the EPA to disclose the scientific data it uses to justify its regulations. Members…

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    U.S. Response to Ebola

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden and other federal health officials testified on government agency efforts to combat Ebola. They addressed issues…

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    Ohio 6th Congressional District Debate

    Candidates for Ohio’s 6th District Congressional seat, Representative Bill Johnson (R), Jennifer Garrison (D), and Dennis Lambert (G) met for a debate.

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House debated a combined rule for H.R. 2 and H.R. 4, two anti-regulatory bills, following a vote in favor of a rule governing the debate. Final votes on the legislation are…

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