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    Presidential Powers and the Constitution

    Legal scholars testified on the constitutionality of some of President Obama’s uses of executive branch powers. They focused on the administration’s one-year delay of the…

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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified at a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on Department of Justice operations. Topics included the department’s use of prosecutorial…

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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified about Justice Department investigations, including revelations that the Justice Department had gathered two months of telephone records of Associated…

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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2014 federal budget and economic outlook. The Congressional Budget Office report showed that the federal budget deficit would decrease in the short…

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    FBI Oversight

    Robert Mueller testified at an FBI oversight hearing. Among the topics he addressed were the Boston Marathon bombings, the disclosure of National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance…

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    NSA Data Collection and Surveillance Oversight, Panel 1

    The House Judiciary Committee held an unclassified hearing on the Obama administration’s use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) revealed by former National Security…

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    Immigration Policy, Panel 1, Part 2

    Witnesses resumed testifying on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a comprehensive immigration bill.*
    There was a brief disturbance by protestors.
    The members of…

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    House Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Markup, Part 1

    The House Budget Committee marked up the Republican fiscal year 2014 budget proposal. In part one, members made opening statements.

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    Government Surveillance Programs

    Legal experts testified on U.S. surveillance programs and techniques in relation to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Members of the committee expressed concern that there…

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    House Session, Part 3

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    House Session

    The House debated for an hour a rule concerning two bills that call into question presidential constitutional authority to enforce laws:

    · H.R. 4138, the Executive Needs to Faithfully…

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    Long-Term Budget Outlook

    Douglas Elmendorf testified on the latest Congressional Budget Office report on the long-term federal budget outlook. According to the report, the budget deficit will shrink to $378…

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    Copyright Protection

    Witnesses testified on materials that can be protected under copyright law, the extent of that protection, and specific rights that should and should not be included in that…

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    House Session, Part 1

    H.R. 982 - Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act

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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He said that 750,000 jobs would be lost during the year if Congress does not reach an agreement to avoid…

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    House Democrats on Republican Budget Cuts to Education

    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and other members of the House Democratic Caucus talked about the impact of cuts to education funding in the Republican Budget proposal from Budget…

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    OMB Director Burwell on Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

    White House Budget Director Sylvia Burwell testified on President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal.

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    House Ceremonial Swearing-In, Part 2

    House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly elected representatives. The event happens at the start of each Congress. The official swearing-in…

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    House Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Markup, Part 1

    The House Budget Committee considered the fiscal year 2015 budget resolution introduced by Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI).

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

    H.R. 3309 a bill to overhaul the U.S. patent system

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