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House Session - November 5, 2009

The House approved a bill extending unemployment benefits and expanding the first-time home buyers tax credit. Members also began work on legislation broadening the Department of Homeland’s authority over high-risk chemical plants. The House paused for a moment of silence in response to the mass shooting that day at Fort Hood, Texas, in which a U.S. Army major and psychiatrist fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 others.



    116th Congress - House
    Total Hours: 526 (After 202 days)
    • Debate151 Hours
    • Special Orders78 Hours
    • Votes139 Hours
    • One Minute Speeches39 Hours
    • Morning Hour38 Hours
    • Opening Procedures4 Hours

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    Source: Resume of Congressional Activity (