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  • FBI Director Comey Testimony
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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Oversight

    James Comey testified at an FBI oversight hearing. He answered questions on the investigation of the IRS for targeting conservative groups; the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi,…

  • Justice Department Operations
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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified at a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on Department of Justice operations. Topics included the department’s use of prosecutorial discretion…

  • US House Debate on Federal Spending Bill
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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for a legislative session. They held a few procedural votes then went into recess.

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  • US House Legislative Business
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    House Session, Part 1

    The House took up H. Res. 676, which authorizes a lawsuit against President Obama for executive actions he took to delay the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act. GOP Reps. Broun-GA,…

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  • Hearing on Secret Service Oversight
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    Secret Service Operations

    Joseph Clancy updated the House Judiciary Committee on Secret Service operations in the wake of a string of September security lapses that led to the October resignation of former director…

  • Music Licensing
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    Music Licensing

    Witnesses from the music recording industry testified on music licensing laws and how royalties are calculated for songwriters and publishers. Members also questioned on the increasing use…

  • ComcastTime Warner Cable Merger
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    Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    Antitrust attorneys, representatives of small cable networks, content providers, and Internet service providers testified on the proposed Comcast Corporation-Time Warner Cable merger. The…

  • Homeland Security Department Oversight Hearing
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    Department of Homeland Security Oversight

    Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at an oversight hearing of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Topics included immigration policy and deportations, which had reached record numbers…

  • Hearing on Oversight of US Citizenship and Immigration Services
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    Immigration Services Oversight

    Leon Rodriguez testified about Citizenship and Immigration Services policies regarding deportation, immigration benefits, and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. The hearing was held in…

  • US House Legislative Business
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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

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  • Hearing FISA Overhaul
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    Government Surveillance Programs

    Legal experts testified on U.S. surveillance programs and techniques in relation to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Members of the committee expressed concern that there was no…

  • Hearing on Inspector General Access to the Justice Department
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    Justice Department Oversight

    Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on for a hearing on whether or not his office has enough access to the Justice Department in order to…

  • ATT and DirecTV Merger
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    AT&T and DirecTV Merger

    The chief executive officers of AT&T and DirecTV testified on the potential consequences for competition and consumers of the proposed merger between their two telecommunications companies.…

  • Overhauling the Federal Criminal Code
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    Federal Criminal Code

    Legal academics and advocates testified on criminal penalties. They appeared before the House Judiciary Committee Over-Criminalization Task Force, created in 2013 to assess current statutes…

  • Hearing Al Qaeda in Iraq
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    Al-Qaida in Iraq

    Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran Brett McGurk testified on the resurgence of al-Qaida in Iraq.

  • Hearing on FY 2015 State Department Budget
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    State Department Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Secretary of State John Kerry appeared before the House Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss the fiscal year 2015 budget proposal for his department and current foreign policy challenges,…

  • House Subcommittee Hearing on Copyright Protection
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    Copyright Protection

    Witnesses testified on materials that can be protected under copyright law, the extent of that protection, and specific rights that should and should not be included in that protection.…

  • US House Legislative Business
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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debates six suspension bills, including one condemning the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, for the abduction of 276 schoolgirls.

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  • Iran Nuclear Compliance
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    Iran Nuclear Compliance

    National security and intelligence officials testified on the status of Iran’s nuclear compliance, and addressed what the international community can do to evaluate and enforce Iran’s…

  • US House General Speeches
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    House Session

    The House resumed work on five amendments to HR. 2804 that would require federal agencies to issue monthly reports on the status of proposed regulations. Members continued work on H.R, 3193…

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