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    House Session

    The House reconvened for a legislative session. The House debated the rule for two bills, one that would permanently extend the research and development tax credit and one on…

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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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    Sex Trafficking Victims

    The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Global Human Rights held a hearing on the partnerships between U.S. government and non-governmental organizations that rescue trafficking…

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    House Session

    The House approved H.R. 2028, a $36.1 billion water and energy appropriations bill, by a vote of 240-177. Ten Democrats voted for the measure and seven Republicans voted against…

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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 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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    Human Rights in Cuba

    Advocates for Cuban political prisoners testified on that country’s human rights record. The witnesses were critical of the Obama administration’s decision to normalize…

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    U.S.-Cuba Relations

    State, Treasury, and Commerce Department officials testified on the Obama’s administration’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba and lift many travel and economic…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules aimed at combating human trafficking.

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    Child Sex Trafficking, Part 2

    Representatives talked about current efforts to combat child sex trafficking. Representatives Ted Poe (R-TX) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), co-sponsors of the Human Trafficking Fraud…

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    West African Ebola Response

    Representatives from several organizations including Doctors Without Borders and International Medical Corps testified at a hearing on the international response to the West Africa Ebola…

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    Energy Access and Security in Africa

    The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing on energy security and development challenges in…

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    Secretary Kerry on U.S. Strategy Against Terrorists

    Secretary John Kerry testified at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on President Obama’s announced strategy for battling Islamic State* militants in Syria and Iraq. He…

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    Ebola Virus

    Witnesses testified at a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing on the threat of the Ebola virus. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said the…

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    U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Congressional Welcome

    Representative Gregory Meeks (D-NY) and other members of Congress made opening remarks at an event entailing panel discussions and networking with African business and political leaders,…

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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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