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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. Votes are scheduled for 6:30pm ET. A two-thirds majority is 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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    Astrobiology and 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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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for legislative business.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House continued work on H.R. 4870, the fiscal year 2015 Defense Appropriations bill. The measure included $570.4 billion in discretionary funding, of which $79.4 billion supports…

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    House Session

    Following one-minutes speeches (15 minutes per side), the House debated the combined rule providing for consideration of H.R. 4870, Department of Defense Appropriations, and the motion to…

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    House Session, Part 1

    Following One-Minute speeches, the House debated several bills under Suspension of the Rules, including one that would allow the use of the Capitol Rotunda for a ceremony to honor retiring…

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    House Session

    The House debated two bills under suspension of the rules. Later, members resumed debate on the Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill.

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    House Session, Part 1

    Following One Minute Speeches, the House began an hour of general debate on the Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill. The open rule, which provides…

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    Department of Homeland Security Oversight

    Secretary Jeh Johnson testified that an oversight hearing of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Topics included immigration policy and deportations, which had reached record numbers…

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debates six suspension bills, including one condemning the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, for the abduction of 276 schoolgirls. 

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