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  • Child Sex Trafficking Part 2
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    Child Sex Trafficking, Part 2

    Representatives talked about current efforts to combat child sex trafficking. Representatives Ted Poe (R-TX) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), co-sponsors of the Human Trafficking Fraud…

  • FBI Director James Comey Oversight Hearing Testimony
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    FBI Oversight

    FBI Director James Comey testified at a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing of his agency. Topics included encryption technology and the challenges it poses for law enforcement. He also…

  • Attorney General Loretta Lynch Testimony on Department of Justice Operations
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    Department of Justice Oversight

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified at an oversight hearing on Justice Department operations. Topics including vetting of potential Syrian refugees seeking asylum in the United States,…

  • Ambassador Samantha Power Testimony on US Interests at the UN
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    U.S. Interests at the United Nations

    Ambassador Samantha Power testified on congressional priorities and concerns in advancing U.S. national interests at the United Nations (U.N.). Topics included the U.N.'s role in nuclear…

  • Hearing on Sex Trafficking Victims
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    Sex Trafficking Victims

    The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Global Human Rights held a hearing on the partnerships between U.S. government and non-governmental organizations that rescue trafficking victims.…

  • US House Passes TPA 218208
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    House Session

    The House voted 218-208 to approve a motion allowing for fast-track trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation. It would allow Congress to approve or disapprove but not amend U.S. trade…

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  • Hearing on Nuclear Deal with Iran
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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the implications of an agreement with Iran over the country’s nuclear program that was announced that day. Former Senator Joe Lieberman and former CIA…

  • Hearing on Community Policing
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    Policing Strategies

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the development of policing strategies to promote better relations between law enforcement and communities. Areas discussed included the use of police…

  • Hearing on Russian Military Involvement in Syria
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    U.S. Policy and Russian Involvement in Syria

    Assistant Secretaries of State Anne Patterson and Victoria Nuland testified at hearing on U.S. policy in Syria, and how that policy has adapted to the exacerbating factor of Russian…

  • US House Legislative Business
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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. The House has voted 286-138 to approve an African trade and Trade Adjustment Assistance bill. They are now debating a fiscal year 2016 Interior…

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  • Hearing on USCuba Relations
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    U.S.-Cuba Relations

    State, Treasury, and Commerce Department officials testified on the Obama’s administration’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba and lift many travel and economic sanctions that had…

  • US House Debate on Omnibus Federal Spending Bill and Tax Extenders
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    House Session

    The House passed a measure that permanently extends several tax provisions set to expire at the end of 2015. Members also debated the rule governing debate on the omnibus spending bill to…

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  • Hearing on Human Rights in Cuba
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    Human Rights in Cuba

    Advocates for Cuban political prisoners testified on that country’s human rights record. The witnesses were critical of the Obama administration’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba.

  • US House Debate on Trade Legislation
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    House Session

    The House voted 278-149 to pass the fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill. The House also passed the Africa trade bill, 397-32. The House voted on the rule for fast-frack trade…

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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 General Speeches
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    House Session

    The House passed two bills regarding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), including one prohibiting the EPA from using non-reproducible science in its decision-making. Members gave…

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  • US House
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    House Session

    The House approved H.R. 2028, a $36.1 billion water and energy appropriations bill, by a vote of 240-177. Ten Democrats voted for the measure and seven Republicans voted against it.…

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  • US House Debate on FY 2016 Spending
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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated amendments to H.R. 2028, a water and energy appropriations bill. They also debated the House-Senate Budget Conference Report.

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    Representative Bass on Criminal Justice Reform

    Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) talked about criminal justice reform efforts, particularly those aimed at young women and girls. She also discussed appropriations and funding deadlines…

  • US House Debate and Votes on FY 2016 Spending
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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted for re-authorization of the Commodities Futures Trade Commission. The House debated and voted on amendments to H.R. 2577, a $108.7 billion Transportation and Housing and…

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