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    House Session, Part 4

    The House passed two bills under suspension of the rules: H.R. 1557, the Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act, and H.R. 2256, the Veterans Information Modernization Act.

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    International Space Station

    A former NASA astronaut and officials from NASA, Boeing, and the Government Accountability Office testified at a hearing on challenges facing the International Space Station (ISS). Much of…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    House Session

    The House began debate on a bill allowing states to delay their compliance with the EPA’s proposed carbon pollution standards for power plants.

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    Air Quality Standards

    Janet McCabe testified at a hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to revise national air quality standards for ground-level ozone. A final decision by…

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    Quadrennial Energy Review

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz testified at a hearing on the Obama administration’s first quadrennial energy review. The report provided policy recommendations for modernizing…

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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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