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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated and voted on several bills under suspension of the rules, including legislation related to Freedom on Information Act (FOIA) requests, and human organ…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement Implementation

    Lead Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation Stephen Mull and other officials from the State and Treasury departments testified at a hearing on the implementation of the Iran nuclear…

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    Small Business and Employees with Developmental Disabilities

    The House Small Business Committee held a hearing to consider the role small businesses play in employing people with disabilities and disorders, and heard about the experiences of those…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated nine bills under suspension of the rules, including bills dealing with tax identity theft, State Department programs to promote religious freedom, and U.S.-Taiwan…

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    Political Prisoners in Vietnam

    Vu Minh Khanh, wife of imprisoned human rights attorney Nguyen Van Dai, testified at a hearing on political prisoners in Vietnam. Nguyen Van Dai was detained by the Vietnamese…

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    U.S. Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken testified at a hearing on U.S. foreign policy toward Asia. He responded to questions on China’s aggression in the South China Sea,…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules, including a bill to provide vouchers to companies that develop treatments for the Zika virus. Another bill would penalize…

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    Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility

    Lee Wolosky and Paul Lewis, both special envoys for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, testified at a hearing on President Obama’s plan to close the prison in Cuba…

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    House Session

    The House approved a resolution authorizing Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to file an amicus brief on behalf of the House of Representatives in U.S. v. Texas Supreme Court, a Supreme Court case…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House approved resolutions condemning the Syrian government and ISIS* for war crimes. They also voted to extend Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs through mid-July…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated 14 bills under suspension of the rules, including a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding bill and legislation to condemn the Assad regime in Syria.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House considered several bills under suspension of the rules, including a bill to reauthorize the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a bill dealing with presidential…

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    State Department Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Secretary of State John Kerry testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on his department’s fiscal year 2017 budget, as well as current international challenges confronting…

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill that revises requirements to allow restaurants to determine how calorie information is displayed. Members also approved a North Korea sanctions enforcement…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    State Department Lead Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation Stephen Mull and John Smith, acting head of the Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control, testified at a…

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    Global Zika Virus Outbreak

    The directors of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and USAID’s assistant administrator for global health testified at…

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    Evolving Threat of ISIS

    Brett McGurk testified at a hearing on the threat posed by ISIS* in Iraq, Syria, and Libya. Mr. McGurk had recently returned from the region where he met with Syrian Kurdish…

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    House Session

    The House approved a bill, H.R. 3700, that changes federal housing policy. Members also passed a measure that would restrict the Obama administration’s authority to lift…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House considered several bills under suspension of the rules, including a bill to reauthorize the Coast Guard and another to prevent child sex trafficking. 

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    March for Life Rally

    The annual March for Life rally was held on the National Mall near the Washington Monument. It marked the 43rd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision that legalized…

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