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    Deep Space Exploration

    Witnesses testified on the nation’s deep space exploration programs and capabilities. William Gerstenmaier provided an update on the Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion…

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    House Session

    The House passed, 230-182, H.R. 5781, the California Emergency Drought Relief Act, and rejected a Democratic motion to recommit. 

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    Immigration and Border Security

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on President Obama’s executive action on immigration. Secretary Johnson defended the…

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    House Session

    House members debated four bills under suspension of the rules and passed H.R. 4012, which requires the EPA to disclose the scientific data it uses to justify its regulations. Members…

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    House Session, Part 3

    Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Alma Adams (D-NC), and David Brat (R-NC) were expected to be sworn in. Each won special elections to serve out the remaining terms of three former members until…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House held a vote on H.R. 5108.  Following the vote, members debated 12 bills under suspension of the rules.

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    House Session, Part 1

    After One Minute speeches, the House debated H.R. 1717, dealing with employee healthcare plans.

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    House Session

    The House held a vote series on amendments, a motion to recommit, and final passage of H.R. 5078, the EPA water jurisdiction rule. The House also held a final passage vote on…

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    House Session, Part 1

    he House convened for its first legislative session following its August recess. They debated bills under suspension of the rules.

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    Border Security Technology

    Witnesses testified at a House Science, Space, and Technology subcommittee joint hearing on surveillance technologies that could help secure the U.S. border with Mexico. They talked…

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    Immigration Services Oversight

    Leon Rodriguez testified about Citizenship and Immigration Services policies regarding deportation, immigration benefits, and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. The…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated 16 bills under suspension of the rules. A two-thirds majority was needed for passage.

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    House Session

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules, including legislation to prevent human trafficking, and was expected to work on a bill to direct the Department of Education…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House considered several bills under suspension of the rules.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House continued debate on H.R. 5016, a $21.3 billion spending bill for fiscal year 2015 that funds the Internal Revenue Service, Treasury Department, and Securities and Exchange…

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    House Session

    The House considered H.R. 3086, a bill that would make the ban on Internet access taxes permanent. Members also continued debate on H.R. 5016, a fiscal year 2015 financial services…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House considered 20 bills under suspension of the rules, including H.R. 1786 to reauthorize a windstorm research program. Members also debated H.R. 5016, a spending bill to fund the…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House held a series of votes on bills under suspension of the rules.

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    Clean Water Act Regulations

    Robert Perciasepe testified on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) oversight authority under the Clean Water Act. He answered questions from committee members on the…

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    Extraterrestrial Life

    Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Research Center (SETI) specialists testified on the scientific methods used to look for extraterrestrial life, including radio and optical astronomy…

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