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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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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented her semiannual report on monetary policy to the House Financial Services Committee. She answered several questions on interest rates, in…

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    House Session

    The House began debate on a bill allowing states to delay their compliance with the EPA’s proposed carbon pollution standards for power plants.

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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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    Morning Hour

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

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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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    House Session

    The House approved H.R. 2028, a $36.1 billion water and energy appropriations bill, by a vote of 240-177. Ten Democrats voted for the measure and seven Republicans voted against…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated four bills under suspension of the rules, and general debate on H.R. 1195 , Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Advisory Boards Act. The bill would establish…

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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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    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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    House Session

    The House debated and voted on two measure. One expressed disapproval of union rules changes issued in 2014 by the National Labor Relations Board. The second set new spending levels for…

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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

    The House passed H.R. 636, a package of bills to extend tax credits for small businesses that expired at the end of 2014. Members delivered speeches on any topic.

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    Housing Finance

    Federal Housing Finance Director Mel Watt testified before the House Financial Services Committee about housing finance and funding efforts to open up more access to lending for potential…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules aimed at combating human trafficking.

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    House Session

    The House took a series of four votes, including passage of S. 2244, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, 417-7, with 10 members not voting.

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    House Session

    Following one-minute speeches, the House began debate on H.J.Res. 124, a continuing resolution funding the federal government through December 11th. The bill included an amendment…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House took up H. Res. 676, which authorizes a lawsuit against President Obama for executive actions he took to delay the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act. GOP…

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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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    Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

    Business, finance, and government officials, including Export-Import testified on the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. The hearing focused on on the role of the export credit…

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