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    Aviation Security

    Newly-confirmed TSA administrator Peter Neffenger testified about his plans for addressing airline security threats and other issues throughout the Transportation Security…

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill to expand the Veterans Affairs Department’s authority to fire or demote VA employees based on performance. It also approved a three-month extension of…

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    House Democrats on Removal of Confederate Flags

    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other House Democrats spoke to reporters about the debate on the House floor over removing the Confederae battle flag from U.S. national parks and…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. The House has voted 286-138 to approve an African trade and Trade Adjustment Assistance bill. They are now debating a fiscal year…

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    House Session

    The House began debate on a bill allowing states to delay their compliance with the EPA’s proposed carbon pollution standards for power plants.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated 14 bills under suspension of the rules.

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted for re-authorization of the Commodities Futures Trade Commission. The House debated and voted on amendments to H.R. 2577, a $108.7 billion Transportation and Housing and…

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    Social Media and Terrorism

    Homeland Security and Justice Department officials testified on the use of social media by ISIS* to recruit fighters, spread propaganda, and plot attacks. FBI Counterterrorism…

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    Homeland Security Department Oversight

    Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified on allegations of political favoritism made against him. The accusations arose from an inspector general report that…

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 1731, a cybersecurity bill that would encourage companies to share information with the federal government about threats and provide liability…

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    House Session

    The House debated and passed H.R. 1195, a bill requiring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to employ advisory boards. Members spoke on a variety of subjects.

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    Airport Pre-Check Program

    Witnesses testified on the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Pre-Check program, which allows expedited screening at airports for pre-approved passengers. Topics…

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    House Democrats on Homeland Security Funding

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other House Democrats spoke to reporters outside the House Chamber following a 257-167 vote to pass a bill funding the Department of Homeland…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for a legislative session as members gave speeches for up to one minute.

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    Domestic Counterterrorism Efforts

    Officials from the FBI, Homeland Security Department, and National Counterterrorism Center testified before the House Homeland Security Committee about the ongoing efforts to address…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted on two suspension bills, followed by general speeches.

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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 Session, Part 1

    The House convened for a legislative session. They held a few procedural votes then went into recess.

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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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    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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