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    Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

    Former and current officials, New Orleans residents, faith leaders, and advocates spoke at an event commemorating the tenth anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina and the…

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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

    The House convened for a legislative session to consider a short-term extension of the Highway Funding bill.

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    House Democrats on Removal of Confederate Flags

    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other House Democrats spoke to reporters about the debate on the House floor over removing the Confederae battle flag from U.S. national parks and…

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    House Session, Part 4

    The House voted on several bills under suspension of the rules, including several naming post offices and a resolution calling on Iran to release three U.S. citizens held in that…

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    Social Media and Terrorism

    Homeland Security and Justice Department officials testified on the use of social media by ISIS* to recruit fighters, spread propaganda, and plot attacks. FBI Counterterrorism…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session, with members debating the rule for H.R. 2578, a Commerce, Justice, and Science Spending bill. The White House says the president will veto…

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    Policing Strategies

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the development of policing strategies to promote better relations between law enforcement and communities. Areas discussed included the use of…

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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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    House Session

    The House reconvened for a legislative session and passed two bills altering federal mortgage rules. Members delivered speeches on any topic.

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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 1

    Members debated a rule governing debate of two bills, including H.R. 636, a bill extending certain tax breaks that would otherwise expire at the end of 2015.

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    House Session

    Following one minutes speeches, the House debated under suspension of the rules H.R. 431, which authorizes a Congressional Gold Medal for civil rights supporters who participated in the…

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 527, a bill to require federal agencies to consider the economic effects of regulations on small business and consider possible alternatives.

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 7, a bill permanently banning taxpayer funding for abortions, 242-179. A separate bill banning abortions after 20 weeks was pulled from the schedule the previous…

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    Democratic Outreach Efforts

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about their party’s efforts to increase political participation and protect voting…

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    Global Terrorist Threats

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey, and National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen testified at a House…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House considered several bills under suspension of the rules.

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    Music Licensing

    Music recording and broadcasting industry representatives testified at a hearing on performed music licensing laws. They talked about the patchwork of licensing laws outdated by the…

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    Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Customs and Border Patrol officials testified on ways to respond to the influx of unaccompanied…

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