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  • Hearing on Amtrak Train Derailment
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    Amtrak Derailment

    Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Railroad Administration, Amtrak, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen testified on the May 2015 Amtrak…

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  • Hearing on Government Drone Research and Development
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    Drone Research and Development

    Witnesses testified at a House Science, Space, and Technology Committee hearing on research and development performed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National…

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  • Hearing on Astrobiology
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    Life Beyond Earth

    Astronomers and NASA officials testified at a hearing on scientific methods used to search for life beyond Earth. One of the main topics was signs of water found on Mars.

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  • US House Debate on Defunding Planned Parenthood
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    House Session

    The House voted 248-177 to pass H.R. 3504, a bill that extends legal protections to any baby born alive during an abortion procedure. Members earlier voted 241-187 to pass H.R. 3134, a bill…

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  • House Ceremonial SwearingIn with Speaker Boehner
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    House Ceremonial Swearing-In

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) held a ceremonial swearing-in for members of the 114th Congress.

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  • US House Reading of US Constitution
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    House Session, Part 1

    Members of both parties read the Constitution.

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  • US House General Speeches
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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 immigrants and do not…

    View in Congressional Chronicle1,380 views
  • US House Debate on the Iran Nuclear Agreement
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    House Session

    The House began debate on a series of bills dealing with the Iran nuclear agreement.

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  • House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Forum
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    Gun Violence Prevention

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and leaders of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force hosted a forum on reducing gun violence The panel, all Democrats, took testimony and…

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  • US House General Speeches
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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 highway…

    View in Congressional Chronicle966 views
  • US House Debate on Commerce Justice and Science Appropriations
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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 the…

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  • US House Approves NCLB Rewrite 35964
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    House Session

    The House passed two bills. The first is a rewrite and reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act. The second is an energy infrastructure bill.

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  • US House Legislative Business
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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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  • US House Debate on FY 2016 Spending
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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. The House voted on amendments to and passed H.R. 2578, the Commerce, Justice and Sceince Spending bill on a 242-183 vote. The House started…

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  • US House Legislative Business
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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for a legislative session. The House passed H.R. 529, which would amend the federal tax code to improve “529” college savings plans. Earlier, the chamber passed H.R.…

    View in Congressional Chronicle674 views
  • Hearing on Positive Train Control Implementation
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    Positive Train Control

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the status of positive train control (PTC) implementation on U.S. railroad networks by the December 31, 2015, deadline. PTC describes the technologies…

    630 views
  • US House General Speeches
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    House Session

    The House considered a number of bills, including ones dealing with “frivolous” lawsuits and another seeking to defund Planned Parenthood. Darin LaHood (R-IL) was sworn in to replace former…

    View in Congressional Chronicle571 views
  • US House Debate on ScienceRelated Bills
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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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  • US House Legislative Business
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    House Session

    The House debated and approved H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, and resumed debate on a fiscal year 2016 Interior Department, Environmental Protection Agency, and related agencies spending…

    View in Congressional Chronicle508 views
  • Washington Journal Representative Elizabeth Esty DCT
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    Efforts to Prevent Gun Violence

    Representative Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) talked about efforts to prevent gun violence and possible gun control legislation following the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College, in which nine…

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