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    House Session

    The House passed a bill to expand the Veterans Affairs Department’s authority to fire or demote VA employees based on performance. It also approved a three-month extension of…

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    House Session, Part 4

    The House passed two bills under suspension of the rules: H.R. 1557, the Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act, and H.R. 2256, the Veterans Information Modernization Act.

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. Members debated 11 bills under suspension of the rules. The House voted on three bills. H.R. 2722 was pulled from consideration.

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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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    Summer Reading with Representative Diane Black

    Representative Diane Black (R-TN) answered the question “What are you reading this summer?” She was interviewed on Capitol Hill.

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    Health Care Law and Insurance Premiums

    Legal and insurance experts testified at a hearing on the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on health insurance premiums. Republican committee members argued that the ACA…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for one-minute speeches.

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    House Session

    The House voted down a resolution requiring U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq and Syria in the absence of a congressional vote on an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF)…

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    Affordable Care Act Implementation

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified before the House Ways and Means Committee. The hearing, which was listed as a fiscal year 2016 budget hearing, centered on…

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    Congressional Budget Office Oversight

    Keith Hall testified on the Congressional Budget Office’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. Among the issues he addressed were tax policy, the budget deficit and national debt,…

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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 voted 242-184 to pass H.R. 36, a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks and in favor 338-88 on a bill to limit National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance. The House started…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House resumed debate on amendments to H.R. 2028, the fiscal year 2016 energy and water spending bill. The House voted on 14 amendments to the bill.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated amendments to H.R. 2028, a water and energy appropriations bill. They also debated the House-Senate Budget Conference Report.

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    Morning Hour

    The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics.

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    Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Conference Committee

    Conference Committee members held their first formal meeting on the House- and Senate-passed fiscal year 2016 budget resolutions. This meeting included opening statements by House and…

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    House Session

    The House voted 240-179 to pass a repeal of the federal estate tax. Members also voted to make the deduction of state and local sales taxes permanent. Members spoke on a variety of…

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    House Session

    The House debated and voted on H. Res. 173, a bill to replace the Medicare reimbursement formula for doctors, also known as the “doc fix,” and to reauthorize the…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed the House Republican fiscal year 2016 budget resolution. Members debated and passed on a voice vote H.R. 1527, a bill accelerating tax benefits for donations to relief…

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    House Republican Agenda

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and members of the House Republican leadership briefed reporters about their party’s legislative agenda following their weekly caucus meeting.

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