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  • Documents Request for USRussia Meeting
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    Documents Request for U.S.-Russia Meeting

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee considered legislation requesting the White House and Secretary of State to turn over all documents and records regarding the meeting between President…

  • State Department and USAID Officials Testify on US Policy in Western Hemisphere
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    Foreign Policy in Western Hemisphere

    Officials from the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the Trump administration’s foreign policy toward Latin…

  • Secretary Pompeo Clashes with Lawmaker Over Diplomatic Security at Budget Hearing
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    State Department Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on his agency’s budget request for the 2019 fiscal year. Topics included U.S. diplomatic strategy, the proposed…

  • State Department Officials Testify on Middle East Policy
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    U.S. Policy Toward Middle East

    State Department officials testified at a hearing on U.S. policy in the Middle East. The witnesses talked about the Trump administration’s strategy in Syria, the Iran nuclear agreement,…

  • Deputy Secretary John Sullivan Testifies on State Department Restructuring
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    State Department Restructuring

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on the proposed 30 percent cut to the State Department’s budget. Members questioned Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan on the department’s…

  • Democrats Criticize Secretary DeVos Approach to Campus Sexual Assault
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    Campus Sexual Assault

    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other members of the Democratic Women’s Working Group held a press conference expressing their disapproval of an Education Department official’s remarks regarding…

  • UN Ambassador Says US Voice Remains Strong Around Globe
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    U.S.-U.N. Relations

    Nikki Haley testified at a hearing on U.S. relations with the United Nations Ambassador Haley answered several rounds of questions on the U.N.'s attitude toward Israel, threats from North Korea, and…

  • Secretary Tillerson Testifies on FY 2018 State Department Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2018 State Department Budget

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testified at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on his department’s fiscal year 2018 budget request. He addressed members' concern over cuts in the proposed budget.…

  • Hearing Considers FAA and Air Traffic Control Reforms
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    Air Traffic Control Reform

    The Transportation Department Inspector General said the completion date and cost of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NextGen project to modernize and change to a satellite-based air…

  • United Airlines CEO Apologizes for Breach of Trust
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    Airline Customer Service

    Airline industry executives, including United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, testified at a hearing on customer service concerns following recent incidents on domestic flights. Members asked…

  • Health Care Advocates Testify on Synthetic Opioids
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    Heroin and Synthetic Drug Abuse

    The House Bipartisan Heroin Task Force held a roundtable to hear from physicians and public health advocates about heroin and synthetic drug abuse. Topics covered how these drugs affect the…

  • US House Approves Continuing Resolution
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    House Session

    The House approved short-term federal government funding through April 28, 2017. Members also passed a water projects authorization bill that includes money for Flint, Michigan.

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  • US House Legislative Business
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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated six bills under suspension of the rules, including a State Department authorization bill.

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  • US House Legislative Business
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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated the rule governing the $618.7 defense authorization conference report, as well as a bill rolling back a provision on the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory law.

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  • Hillary Clinton Campaigns in Lake Worth Florida
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    Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Rally in Lake Worth, Florida

    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spoke at a rally at Palm Beach State College at Lake Worth in Lake Worth, Florida.

  • US House Debates Water Projects Authorization Bill
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    House Session, Part 1

    The House began work on the Water Resources Development Act, which authorizes $5 billion for Army Corps of Engineers water projects. Members also passed a bill that exempts from the Affordable…

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  • US House Legislative Business
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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated and voted on a rule governing two bills dealing with Guantanamo detainee transfers and regulations.

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  • US House Legislative Business
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    House Session, Part 2

    In a voice vote, the House unanimously passed S. 2040, which would allow families of victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts. Members also…

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  • Hillary Clinton Officially Nominated to be Democratic Presidential Nominee
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    Democratic National Convention, Day 2

    Day two of the 2016 Democratic National Convention included former President Bill Clinton and members of Mothers of the Movement, made up of mothers of slain black men and women.

  • Florida Delegation Breakfast Part 2
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    Florida Delegation Breakfast, Part 2

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) made a surprise appearance at a breakfast for the Florida delegation attending the Democratic National Convention. Other speakers included House Minority…

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