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    House Session

    Members debated H.R. 240, which would provide funding for the Department of Homeland Security through the end of fiscal year 2015. Amendments were offered to defund President…

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    House Rules Committee Markup Meeting

    The House Rules Committee met to consider rules for debate on several bills. One of them was a Department of Homeland Security spending bill that included amendments blocking President…

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    House Session, Part 1

    Members of both parties read the Constitution.

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    House Session

    Members passed H.R. 30, a bill defining a full-time work week as 40 hours under the Affordable Care Act. Later, members delivered special order speeches.

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    Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Border Spending

    Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and Congressional party leaders talked about humanitarian efforts to help children from Central America attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House held a series of procedural votes ahead of debate on a revised bill to deal with the flood of unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the southern border.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated a rule governing two bills, including H.R. 4923, the $35 billion Energy and Water Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015.

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    Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange

    Witnesses testified on the national security implications of the exchange of five Taliban detainees for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. Witnesses included a soldier who served alongside…

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    House Session

    Following one-minutes speeches (15 minutes per side), the House debated the combined rule providing for consideration of H.R. 4870, Department of Defense Appropriations, and the motion to…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House reconvened to consider 10 bills under Suspension of the Rules. 

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    U.S.-Mexico Relations

    State Department officials testified at a hearing on U.S.-Mexico security and trade cooperation. Topics included the high rates of weapons smuggled from the U.S. to Mexico, and drug…

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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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    National Defense Authorization Act Markup, Part 5

    The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up the fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The committee considered amendments.  This part is a continuation of…

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    House Session

    The House considered a closed rule governing debate on H.R. 2575, a bill that would change a provision in the health care law defining a full-time employee from one who averages 30 hours…

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    House Session, Part 2

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

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House considered H.R.1459, the Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of Natural Monuments Act, which would place restrictions on a president’s ability to designate national…

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    Markup Hearing of Ukraine, Burma and Taiwan Bills

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee marked up three pieces of legislation: H. R. 418, regarding Myanmar (Burma; H, Res. 494, a resolution affirming the importance of the Taiwan…

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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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    House Session

    The House resumed work on five amendments to HR. 2804 that would require federal agencies to issue monthly reports on the status of proposed regulations. Members continued work on H.R,…

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    House Session

    Begin Consideration of H.R. 3590 - Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2013 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Latta / Natural Resources Committee /…

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