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The House convened for a legislative session.
Legislative business: Amendments to Defense Authorization
The House worked on commerce, justice and science appropriations.
The House debated amendments to the fiscal year 2012 defense spending bill.
The House considered two measures regarding U.S. military action in Libya. One measure to limit the use of American troops failed 123-295. A second bill that would block all funds for U.S.…
The House debated resolutions requiring the president to be in conformity with the War Powers Resolution with regard to troops in Libya.
The House voted to prohibit federal funds for public radio and block the use of any federal funds to purchase any radio programming from NPR and other content providers. Seven Republicans…
The House debated the rule for H.R. 38, a resolution that calls for a cut in non-security related spending to fiscal year 2008 levels or lower.
The House voted to repeal the “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” policy by a 250-175 vote.
In a three-hour portion members debated forcing withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan in accordance with the War Powers Act.
The House worked on spending bills for fiscal year 2010.
The House passed the fiscal year 2010 federal budget. No Republicans voted for it, and 20 Democrats voted against it. Members also passed a bill giving the Food and Drug Administration…