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  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House voted 417-3 to pass a bill to increase the flexibility of 401(k) retirement savings plans, making it easier for employers to offer retirement plans to their employees.

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  • House Committee Examines Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality Rates
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    Maternal Health and Mortality

    The House Ways and Means Committee convened a hearing to discuss the high rate of mothers dying due to causes related to pregnancy or childbirth in the U.S. Olympian and gold medalist track…

  • Astrophysicists and Astronomers Testify on Event Horizon Telescope Black Hole Imagery
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    Event Horizon Telescope

    Astrophysicists and astronomers testified at a hearing on the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), which captured the very first image of a super-massive black hole. Among the witnesses were Event…

  • Ways and Means Committee Holds Hearing on Paid Family and Medical Leave
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    Paid Family and Medical Leave

    The House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing to examine paid family and medical leave. While members from both parties expressed support for paid family and medical leave, there was…

  • House Continues in Special Orders
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    House Session

    The House passed a bill that would require insurance companies to recover patients with pre-existing conditions. Members also worked on a disaster relief bill for areas recovering from…

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  • NASA Administrator Testifies on Agencys Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request
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    NASA Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

    NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine testified before the House Science, Space and Technology Committee on his agency’s fiscal year 2020 budget request. He talked about budget priorities and why,…

  • House Passes Pay Equity Bill 242187
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    House Session

    The House approved a bill that amends a federal labor law to address pay discrimination based on gender. Members also began work on a resolution that opposes President Trump’s ban on…

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  • Business and Labor Representatives Testify on Nations Infrastructure Needs
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    National Infrastructure Needs

    The House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing to consider the nation’s infrastructure needs. In panel one, the committee heard from Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Sam Graves…

  • Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request
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    Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on President Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget request. Republican committee members praised President Trump for the…

  • US House Passes Resolution Condemning Hatred 40723
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    House Session

    The House voted 407-23 to approve a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim discrimination, and bigotry. All of those who voted against the resolution were Republicans, and Representative…

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    U.S.-China Trade Relations

    U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer updated members of the House Ways and Means Committee on ongoing U.S.-China trade negotiations. He reiterated that any deal must be enforceable and…

  • House Session Part 1
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    House Session, Part 1

    Members considered five bills under suspension of the rules, all from the Transportation Committee, including legislation requiring federally-owned and leased buildings to provide…

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  • House Session Part 3
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    House Session, Part 3

    On day 34 of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, members gave general speeches about the shutdown.

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  • Morning Hour
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    Morning Hour

    The House met for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on any topic.

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  • Washington DC Region Democrats Hold News Conference on Government Shutdown
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    House Democratic News Conference on Federal Employees

    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), who was joined by a group of House Democrats from the Washington, D.C.-area who represent a large number of federal workers, urged President Trump…

  • House Ceremonial SwearingIn Part 1
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    House Ceremonial Swearing-In, Part 1

    The House speaker held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected representatives. The event happens at the start of each Congress. The official swearing-in ceremony took place…

  • US House Meets for Legislative Business
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    House Session

    The House considered a bill removing the gray wolf from the endangered species list.

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  • Former Intel Chiefs Discuss Intelligence CommunityPresidency Relationship
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    Presidents and the Intelligence Community

    George Mason University hosted a discussion on the relationship between the presidency and the intelligence community (IC) with former CIA Director Michael Hayden, former Director of…

  • House Hearing Examines Puerto Ricos Electric Power Authority Management
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    Puerto Rico Electric Power

    The House Natural Resources Committee examined Puerto Rico’s electrical system and the reported management failures of the commonwealth’s sole energy utility. Among those appearing at the hearing were…

  • US House Meets for Legislative Business
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    House Session

    The House continued work on H.R. 6147, a fiscal year 2019 bill to fund the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the IRS among other agencies. Members also…

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