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  • US House Debates Farm Bill
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    House Session

    The House approved two bills. One provides $5.2 billion to private health care programs for veterans. The other makes it a federal crime to assault a local or state law enforcement officer. Members…

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  • US House Meets for Legislative Business
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    House Session

    The House worked on a six-year Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill.

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  • Students March on Capitol to Demand Action on Gun Control Legislation
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    Student Rally on Gun Violence

    Students from the Washington D.C..-area led a walk-out and rally on the U.S. Capitol to demand action by Congress on gun policy and school safety. Speakers included Montgomery County,…

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  • US House Meets for Legislative Business
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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated the rules on several upcoming financial regulation bills. Members also considered a suspension bill, H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act of 2018 providing grants to…

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  • Secretary Chao Testifies on Trump Administration Infrastructure Plan
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    Trump Administration Infrastructure Plan

    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao testified on the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan. The proposal includes $200 billion in federal funds to spur state, local, and private partners investments;…

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  • President Trump Calls for Comprehensive Gun Bill
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    White House Meeting on Community and School Safety

    President Trump and a bipartisan group of lawmakers talked about ways to prevent gun violence in communities and schools. In his comments he advocated for legislation that would expand background…

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  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin Testifies on Fiscal Year 2019 Budget
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    Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

    During a hearing on President Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget request, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin defended a trip to Europe in 2017 that an inspector general report said violated administration…

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  • House Democrats Unveil Infrastructure Plan
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    House Democrats on Infrastructure

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and along House Democratic colleagues unveiled their proposal to rebuild infrastructure and create more jobs. Among the members joining her…

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  • US House Approves Tax Reform Bill 227203
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    House Session

    In a 227-203 vote, the House approved the Republican tax reform bill. Members also passed H.R. 3312, Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 201, which reduces certain certain…

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  • US House Meets for Legislative Business
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    House Session, Part 2

    The House considered several bills under suspension of the rules, including one dealing with computer science and STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education.

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  • US House Meets for Legislative Business
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    House Session, Part 3

    The House considered two Iran-related bills. One bill, which was approved, requires the Treasury Secretary to report to Congress on assets held by Iran’s senior leaders. The other, which…

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  • House Session Part 2
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    House Session, Part 2

    The House approved a resolution dealing with mortgage lending rules.

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  • US House Defeats Impeachment Resolution 36458
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    House Session

    The House passed a bill to let gun owners with concealed handgun permits carry their weapons across state lines and wear their guns in other states that allow concealed weapons. Members also…

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  • US House Meets for Legislative Business
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    House Session

    The House passed a bill that allows mineral mining while restoring mining leases on certain federal lands in northern Minnesota. Lawmakers also approved legislation that requires a two-year…

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  • House Members Testify on Opioid Crisis Response
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    Opioid Crisis

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health met to hear testimony from many House members on their recommendations for combating the opioid epidemic. Some of the topics included…

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  • Hearing Focuses on Highway and Transit Infrastructure Investment
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    Transportation Infrastructure

    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit heard testimony from local stakeholders on transportation infrastructure investment. Witnesses provided various…

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  • US House Meets for Legislative Business
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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted to repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for the Independent Payment Advisory Board, which is responsible for making Medicare cuts if the…

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  • Admirals Testify on Naval Warship Accidents
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    USS Fitzgerald and McCain Collisions

    Two House Armed Services subcommittess held a hearing examining navy readiness, training, and leadership following the fatal USS Fitzgerald and USS McCain collisions. Witnesses included…

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  • US House Meets for Legislative Business
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    House Session

    The House debated and passed several Department of Homeland Security bills. One requires DHS to conduct an annual homeland security assessment on the terrorist threat to the U.S. Members also debated,…

    View in Congressional Chronicle566 views
  • Hearing Examines Gulf War Illness Claims Processing
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    Gulf War Illness Claims

    Two House Veterans' Affairs subcommittees held a joint hearing examining how the Veterans Affairs Department reviews Gulf War illness claims. A report released by the Government…

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