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    House Session, Part 2

    The House approved (216-192) a bill that would limit expansion of the Deferred Action on Child Arrivals (DACA) program. It also approved (223-189) H.R. 5230, the $694 million border…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House took up H. Res. 676, which authorizes a lawsuit against President Obama for executive actions he took to delay the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act. GOP…

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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, Part 2

    The House voted on a several bills under suspension of the rules. A two-thirds majority was needed for passage.

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    New Federal Crimes

    The House Judiciary Committee Over-Criminaliztion Task Force held a hearing on the growing number of new federal crimes and Congress' enactment of new criminal statutes. The witnesses…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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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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    Criminal Code Changes

    Representatives from the Department of Justice, the Judicial Conference, the U.S. Sentencing Commission, and the Federal Public Defender testified on criminal code reform,…

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    Poverty and Working Families

    Representatives from charitable organizations testified on the impact of state welfare and private philanthropic programs in reducing poverty. They talked about the different forms of…

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    Legal Conviction Consequences

    Legal academics and advocates testified at a House Judiciary Committee Over-Criminazation Task Force hearing on the the nation’s criminal code and the civil consequences convicts face…

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    Legal Services for Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants

    Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) talked about his Vulnerable Immigrant Voice Act, which would provide legal services to the unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the…

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    Music Licensing

    Music recording and broadcasting industry representatives testified at a hearing on performed music licensing laws. They talked about the patchwork of licensing laws outdated by the…

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    AT&T and DirecTV Merger

    The chief executive officers of AT&T and DirecTV testified on the potential consequences for competition and consumers of the proposed merger between their two telecommunications…

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    House Session

    Following one-minutes speeches (15 minutes per side), the House debated the combined rule providing for consideration of H.R. 4870, Department of Defense Appropriations, and the motion to…

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    Music Licensing

    Witnesses from the music recording industry testified on music licensing laws and how royalties are calculated for songwriters and publishers. Members also questioned on the increasing…

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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Oversight

    James Comey testified at an FBI oversight hearing. He answered questions on the investigation of the IRS for targeting conservative groups; the attack on the U.S. Consulate in…

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    Federal Criminal Code

    Legal academics and advocates testified on criminal penalties. They appeared before the House Judiciary Committee Over-Criminalization Task Force, created in 2013 to assess current…

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    Department of Homeland Security Oversight

    Secretary Jeh Johnson testified that an oversight hearing of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Topics included immigration policy and deportations, which had reached record numbers…

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted on several bills debated earlier under suspension of the rules.

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