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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 will debate 5 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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    Violence and Politics in Iraq

    State and Defense Departments officials testified about the dominance of the militant group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) in ongoing violence and terrorism in Iraq. Brett…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated several bills, including one requiring the Homeland Security Department to lay out parameters for the opening of pre-clearance facilities and customs services outside the…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    Human Rights in Iran

    Witnesses testified on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s human rights record since taking office on August 4, 2013. Cler Baheri, an Iranian-born member of the Baha’i community,…

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    House Session

    Following one minutes speeches, members debated two tax incentives bills for business.

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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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    25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Protests

    Representative Christopher Smith (R-NJ), the co-chair of the bipartisan U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China. talked about the 25th anniversary of deadly pro-democracy…

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    Tiananmen Square Protests 25th Anniversary

    Survivors from the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen Square protests and massacre shared their stories at a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing marking the 25th anniversary of the student…

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    Tiananmen Square 25th Anniversary Remembrance

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, other members of Congress, and former Chinese dissidents spoke at an event commemorating the 25th anniversary of the…

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    House Session, Part 2

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

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    Boko Haram and Nigerian Schoolgirls Abduction

    State and Defense Department officials testified on the threat of Boko Haram in the wake of the militant Islamist group’s abduction of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls. Sarah Sewell…

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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, Part 2

    The House took up a resolution establishing a select committee to investigate the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

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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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