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    Texas Delegation Breakfast

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and other Republican leaders spoke at a breakfast hosted by the Texas delegation in Cleveland on day two of the 2016 Republican National…

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    Combating ISIS

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, FBI Director James Comey, and National Counterterrorism Center Director Nicholas Rasmussen testified at a hearing on the threat posed by ISIS* and…

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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified at an oversight hearing on Justice Department Operations. She would not answer questions from Republican committee members about the…

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    Opioid Abuse Legislation

    A House-Senate conference committee met to consider a bill addressing opioid abuse treatment and prevention. S.524, the “Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016,”…

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    National Park Service Operations

    National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan Jarvis testified at a hearing on an Inspector General’s report on alleged sexual misconduct by NPS workers at Canaveral National…

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    Visa Overstays and National Security

    Federal officials with Customs and Border Protection, the Homeland Security Department, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) testified at a hearing on the security risks caused by…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated and voted on several bills under suspension of the rules, including legislation related to Freedom on Information Act (FOIA) requests, and human organ…

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    Weather Forecasting

    Leaders from a number of private weather forecasting and modeling firms testified at a hearing on the future of their industry and its impact on and potential contributions to the public…

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    House Session

    The House debated the combined rule for two bills dealing with energy policy and congressional approval of the Washington, D.C. budget. Members also resumed consideration of an energy and…

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    House Session

    The House passed two bills. The first relates to Zika virus prevention that amends federal law on pesticide use in or near navigable water. The other measure makes a number of…

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    House Session

    The House debated amendments to the defense authorization bill. 

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted on a bill debated under suspension of the rules.

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill to authorize funding for Justice Department grants to states for opioid abuse prevention and addiction treatment programs.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated H.R. 5046, a bill to authorize funding for Justice Department grants for opioid abuse prevention and addiction treatment programs.

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    House Session

    The House approved legislation to set up a task force to update best practices for prescribing pain medications.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for one-minute speeches.

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    House Session

    The House voted 224-181 to pass H.R. 4901, a bill to reauthorize a Washington, D.C. school voucher program for students from low-income families.

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    House Session

    The House was expected to debate four bills debated under suspension of the rules, as well as the rule governing a bill dealing with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules governing…

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    House Session

    The House debated bills under suspension of the rules, including two on IRS oversight.

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill that prohibits the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from regulating Internet rates.

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