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    House Session, Part 2

    The House reconvened for a legislative session and resumed debate on amendments to H.R. 2028, the fiscal year 2016 energy and water spending bill. The House voted on 14 amendments to…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges

    House Foreign Affairs Committee Member Christopher Smith (R-NJ) talked about foreign policy challenges. Topics included a bill that would give Congress a voice on any nuclear agreement…

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    U.S. Strategy Against Islamic State Terrorists

    Retired General John Allen, the special presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter *ISIL, was joined by two Defense Department officials in testifying before the House Foreign…

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    U.S. Policy on Ukraine and Russia

    Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland testified at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Ukraine’s conflict with Russia, focusing on U.S. policy toward both…

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    State Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Secretary of State John Kerry testifed before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on his department’s the fiscal year 2016 budget proposal, and foreign policy challenges. The…

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    Humanitarian Aid to Syria

    Witnesses testified at a House Foreign Affairs joint subcommittee hearing on Syria’s humanitarian crisis. Officials with the State Department and USAID said that while monetary…

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    National Security Threat of Islamic State Terrorists

    Witnesses testified at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the national security threat posed by ISIL.* They discussed terrorist strategy and tactics, how they could be called…

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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

    The House adopted a rule governing debate on H.R. 351, a bill expediting the federal permitting process for natural gas exports, and passed two bills under suspension of the…

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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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    March for Life Rally

    Members of Congress and anti-abortion activists spoke at the annual “March for Life” rally, marking the 42th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision…

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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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