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    House Session, Part 2

    The House considered a bill on scientific research.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House passed by a 416-2 margin a safe drinking water bill and debated a bill on scientific research.

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    Refugee and Visa Programs

    Homeland Security and State Department officials testified at a hearing on security concerns related to U.S. refugee and visa policy. Francis Taylor told committee members that the…

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    House Session

    The House debated and voted 191-106 to pass a bill restricting the Obama administration’s ability to lift Iran sanctions. The vote was later vacated because not enough members…

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    Cybersecurity

    Representatives from several Internet security companies testified at a hearing on ways private sector cybersecurity practices could be adopted by government agencies.

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    Weather Satellites

    Officials from the Government Accountability Office and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration testified at a hearing on weather satellite programs and policies for using…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated and voted on several bills under suspension of the rules.

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    Citizenship and Immigration Services Oversight

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez testified at an oversight hearing on his agency’s operations. He outlined actions by his agency following the…

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    House Session

    The House passed the Red River Private Property Act, which would require the Bureau of Land Management to sell land to individuals who own property on the Texas river.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for one-minute speeches.

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    Syrian Refugees and National Security

    State Department and Citizenship and Immigration Services officials testified on security concerns in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks and the screening of Syrian refugees seeking…

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    Highway and Mass Transit Funding

    House and Senate conferees made opening statements in a meeting to negotiate a long-term highway and mass transit funding bill. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair…

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    Department of Justice Oversight

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified at an oversight hearing on Justice Department operations. Topics including vetting of potential Syrian refugees seeking asylum in the United…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed a short-term highway funding bill that extends funding through December 7.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated and voted on amendments to a a multi-year highway and transportation funding bill.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated the Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act under suspension of the rules. Members also took up a discharge petition to reauthorize the Export-Import…

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    National Security Threats

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, FBI Director James Comey, and Director of National Intelligence Nicholas Rasmussen testified at a hearing on threats to national security. They…

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    Deep Space Exploration

    Two former NASA associate administrators testified at a hearing on the effects on deep space exploration efforts of the space agency’s budget reduction. Topics included how…

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    Life Beyond Earth

    Astronomers and NASA officials testified at a hearing on scientific methods used to search for life beyond Earth. One of the main topics was signs of water found on Mars.

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    House Session

    The House continued work on H.R. 348, the RAPID (Responsibly and Professionally Invigorating Development) Act that would streamline environmental reviews and permitting for major energy and…

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