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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. Members adopted a rule governing debate on H.R. 351, a bill expediting the federal permitting process for natural gas exports, and passed…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House convened for a legislative session, with members expected to debate several bills under suspension of the rules aimed at combating human trafficking.

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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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    House Session, Part 1

    The House voted 253-169 to pass H.R. 161, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act.

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    House Members at Conservative Policy Summit

    Four House members talked about legislation dealing with abortion restrictions, child welfare providers, and advancing the religious beliefs of those opposed to same-sex…

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    House Session

    The House took a series of four votes, including passage of S. 2244, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, 417-7, with 10 members not voting.

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    Morning Hour

    The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics.

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    House Session

    The House debated debated H.R. 5781, a bill which would provide drought relief to California. Members also debated a series of bill under suspension of the rules. 

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    House Session

    House members debated four bills under suspension of the rules and passed H.R. 4012, which requires the EPA to disclose the scientific data it uses to justify its regulations. Members…

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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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    U.S. Marine in Mexican Custody

    A subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on Mexico’s imprisonment of U.S. Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi, who had been held for more than six months…

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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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    House Session, Part 4

    Lawmakers held a series of four votes on H.R. 2 and H.R. 4, two anti-regulatory legislative packages sponsored by House Republicans. The Representatives addressed the House in one minute…

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    House Session

    The House held a vote series on amendments, a motion to recommit, and final passage of H.R. 5078, the EPA water jurisdiction rule. The House also held a final passage vote on…

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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. Response to Ebola Outbreak

    House Foreign Affairs Africa Subcommittee Chair Christopher Smith (R-NJ) talked about a hearing the panel was holding on efforts to combat the Ebola virus outbreak in Africa, and what the…

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    House Session

    Following one minute speeches, the House debated five bills under suspension of the rules including H.R. 4709, a bill to develop a coordinated approach by pharmacists, industry officials,…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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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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