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    House Session, Part 2

    The House convened for a legislative session and debated a number of bills under suspension of the rules.

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    Immigration Enforcement

    The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security convened a hearing on proposed changes to immigration laws, including cuts to federal grants for “sanctuary…

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    House Session

    The House debated a bill to revoke federal funding for “sanctuary cities.” "Sanctuary cities" are jurisdictions around the country that have polices to shelter illegal…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for a legislative session and voted on the rule for two bills, including H.R. 1734, the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015, which deals with coal…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for one-minute speeches.

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    Immigration Enforcement Oversight

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at an oversight hearing on immigration enforcement. Committee members examined the issue of jurisdictions, known as “sanctuary…

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    Proposed Environmental Protection Agency Regulations

    Administrator Gina McCarthy testified at a hearing on proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulations. She also explained her agency’s regulatory agenda and answered…

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    House Session

    The House debated H.R. 2822, the fiscal year 2016 Department of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

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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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