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    House Session

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules, including legislation to prevent human trafficking, and was expected to work on a bill to direct the Department of Education…

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    Child Trafficking Legislation

    Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) talked about the Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act (H.R. 4636), and the problem of sex trafficking in the U.S. The bipartisan…

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    House Session

    The House debated under suspension of the rules H.R. 803, a bill that would reauthorize and overhaul a 1998 federal job training programs law that expired in 2003. Members then began…

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    Legal Conviction Consequences

    Legal academics and advocates testified at a House Judiciary Committee Over-Criminazation Task Force hearing on the the nation’s criminal code and the civil consequences convicts face…

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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 They talked about the patchwork of licensing laws outdated by the…

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    Iran Presidency and Human Rights

    Witnesses testified on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s human rights record since taking office on August 4, 2013.

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    Music Licensing

    Witnesses from the music recording industry testified on music licensing laws and how royalties are calculated for songwriters and publishers. Members also questioned on the increasing…

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    Iran Nuclear Compliance

    National security and intelligence officials testified on the status of Iran’s nuclear compliance, and addressed what the international community can do to evaluate and enforce…

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    House Session

    The House debated two bills under suspension of the rules. Later, members resumed debate on the Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debates six suspension bills, including one condemning the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, for the abduction of 276 schoolgirls. 

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    Foreign Affairs Bills Markup

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee marked up pending legislation intended to condemn the abduction of Nigerian girls, help combat human trafficking, protect children from exploitation, and…

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    House Session

    The House debated twelve amendments on H.R. 10, a bill that would reform federal regulations of charter schools.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    Central African Republic Conflict

    State Department officials and others testified on the worsening situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). They discussed famine, the difference between peacekeeping and security,…

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    Russian Intervention in Ukraine Markup

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee marked up Resolution 499, which condemns the violation of Ukrainian sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity by military forces of the Russian…

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    Federal Criminal Code

    The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations held a hearing of its Over-Criminalization Task Force. The task force was created in 2013…

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    House Session

    The U.S. House of Representatives convenes for a legislative session. One Minute Speeches Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2642 - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session.

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    Response to Typhoon Haiyan

    Officials from USAID and other international organizations testified on the U.S. response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. They focused on food, medical, and reconstruction relief…

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    Foster Care and Sex Trafficking

    The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources held a hearing on foster care kids who become involved in sex trafficking. Witnesses included several members of Congress who…

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