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    House Session, Part 2

    The House resumed debate on amendments to and passed the House Republican fiscal year 2016 budget resolution. Members debated and passed on a voice vote H.R. 1527, a bill accelerating…

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    Secret Service Operations

    Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy testified at an oversight hearing of his agency. He was questioned about the events of March 4, 2015, when there was an alleged bomb threat at a…

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    FCC and the Obama Administration

    Chair Tom Wheeler testified on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) relationship with the Obama administration. The hearing focused specifically on the FCC’s…

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    House Session

    The House passed two bills regarding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), including one prohibiting the EPA from using non-reproducible science in its decision-making. Members…

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    House Session, Part 4

    The House voted on a series of health care-related bills under suspension of the rules. Following the votes, members delivered speeches on any topic.

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    Funeral Service for Former Senator Edward Brooke

    A funeral service was held in Washington National Cathedral for former Senator Edward Brooke (R-MA), the first African American to be popularly elected to the U.S. Senate. He died…

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    House Session

    The House debated and voted on on H.R. 749, a $7 billion reauthorization of federal rail programs, including support for Amtrak. The bill passed, 316-101, as amended. House members…

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    Secret Service Oversight

    Members of the Secret Service Protective Mission Panel testified on their recommendations to improve the Secret Service’s protection of the White House compound. The panel,…

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    Government Waste and Inefficiency

    Government officials testified at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) report on government operations that were…

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    Civil Rights and Media

    Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Bill Plante talked about the civil rights movement and the struggle for voting rights fifty years after the protests in Selma, Alabama. They…

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 50, which would impose stricter requirements for how federal agencies disclose the cost and effectiveness of federal mandates. Members gave special order speeches…

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    House Session, Part 2

    Members considered three bills under suspension of the rules, including H.R. 623, which would form a working group to provide guidance for the use of social media during national crises.

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    Disaster Recovery

    Witnesses testified at a House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee hearing on being better prepared for disasters and improving disaster recovery efforts. Federal…

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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

    Members voted on three bills under suspension of the rules, including H.R. 26, an extension of the federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Program.

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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 Rules Committee Meeting on Federal Spending Bill

    The House Rules Committee met to establish rules for debate on a 12-part spending bill that would fund through the end or fiscal year 2015 all federal government operations except the…

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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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    Health Care Law Enrollment

    Witnesses testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about enrollment issues with the Affordable Care Act’s Healthcare.gov website. Jonathan Gruber, a…

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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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