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  • House Approves TwoYear Budget and Debt Limit Bill 284149
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    House Session, Part 2

    In a vote of 284-149, the House passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019. It would increase discretionary spending caps for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 to prevent sequester cuts, adding…

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  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House passed a number of bills, including one that establishes a pension rehabilitation trust fund within the Treasury Department for multi-employer benefit plans. Another one sets…

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  • US House Passes Minimum Wage Bill 231199
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    House Session

    The House approved a bill that would increase the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025.

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  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House continued work on the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill.

    View in Congressional Chronicle2,360 views
  • Democratic Republic of Congo Ebola Outbreak
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    Democratic Republic of Congo Ebola Outbreak

    The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Global Health held a hearing on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. According to the World Health Organization and local…

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  • US Strategy in Syria
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    U.S. Strategy in Syria

    James Jeffrey, the Trump administration’s special envoy for Syria, testified about the president’s strategy in the region before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Ambassador Jeffrey outlined…

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  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 1500, the Consumers First Act, which would reverse Trump administration changes to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ((CFPB).

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  • Hatice Cengiz Testifies on Dangers of Reporting on Human Rights
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    Human Rights and Journalism

    Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of the late Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, testified on human rights reporting and the protection of journalists before a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee.…

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  • House Session Part 2
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    House Session, Part 2

    The House considered seven bills under suspension of the rules including one that establishes a Global Electoral Exchange Program to promote secure elections abroad.

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  • House Session Part 3
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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted on two suspension bills from the Foreign Affairs Committee, including one reaffirming U.S. relations with Taiwan.

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  • Education Policy Hearing with Secretary DeVos
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    Education Policy Hearing with Secretary DeVos

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testified before the House Education and Labor Committee. She fielded questions on a range of topics, including the president’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal;…

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  • US House Debate on Climate Change

    U.S. House Debate on Climate Change

    The House debated a bill that would block the Trump Administration from withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement.

  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House worked on a bill requiring the president to keep the U.S. in the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. President Donald Trump had said he would pull the U.S. out of the…

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  • Education Committee Examines College Affordability
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    College Affordability

    The House Education and Labor Committee hosted the first in a planned series of five hearings to address the costs of higher education. Former Bush and Obama administration economic policy…

    892 views
  • State Department Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request House Foreign Affairs Committee
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    State Department Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request, House Foreign Affairs Committee

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on his agency’s fiscal year 2020 budget request. He answered questions on a wide range of foreign affairs…

    2,521 views
  • Venezuela Envoy Elliott Abrams Testifies on Political Crisis
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    Political Situation in Venezuela

    Thee House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on the political situation in Venezuela and the status of U.S. humanitarian aid efforts in the country. Witnesses included U.S. Special Envoy to…

    8,249 views
  • House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing on Ebola

    House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing on Ebola

    The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Global Health held a hearing on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. According to the World Health Organization and local…