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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules, including several naming post offices and a resolution calling on Iran to release three U.S. citizens held in that country.

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session, with members debating the rule for H.R. 2578, a Commerce, Justice, and Science Spending bill. The White House says the president will veto…

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    House Session

    The House approved 237-174, H.R. 2262, a bill that seeks to encourage development of the commercial space industry through private investment, while preserving the federal…

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    House Session

    The House debated the rule for two bills, one that would permanently extend the research and development tax credit and one on commercial space flight. After amendments votes, members…

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    House Session

    The House passed S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, 420-3. Members voted 387-35 to adopt H.R. 2353, a bill to extend the Highway Trust Fund by two-months. Members…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House considered H.R. 1735, a bill that would authorize $515 billion for national defense programs and $89.2 billion in war funding for overseas contingency operations.

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    Hydraulic Fracturing

    Researchers and regulators testified at a hearing on the safety of hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” methods used to extract oil and natural gas. "Fracking"…

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    House Session

    The House reconvened for a legislative session and passed two bills altering federal mortgage rules. Members delivered speeches on any topic.

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    Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Sarah Saldana testified at an oversight hearing of her agency. Ms. Saldana in her opening statement focused on ICE immigration…

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 1030, the Secret Science Reform Act, which prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing new rules unless scientific data and technical information is…

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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 2

    Members debated three bills under suspension of the rules, including one to fund science, technology, and math education programs, and one dealing with toxins in drinking water.

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    House Session, Part 2

    Members debated four bills under suspension of the rules, including legislation to fund the construction of NASA space shuttles and a bill to improve airport security.

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    Drone Research and Development

    Witnesses testified at a House Science, Space, and Technology Committee hearing on research and development performed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National…

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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 Ceremonial Swearing-In

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) held a ceremonial swearing-in for members of the 114th Congress. 

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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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    Executive Action on Immigration

    Witnesses testify at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on whether President Obama had the legal authority to issue executive action changing the country’s immigration laws.

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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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