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  • US House Meets for Legislative Business
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    House Session

    The House debated and passed several Department of Homeland Security bills. One requires DHS to conduct an annual homeland security assessment on the terrorist threat to the U.S. Members also debated,…

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  • US House Approves Hurricane Disaster Relief Bill 31690
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    House Session

    The House voted 316-90 to approve a $15.25 billion Hurricane Harvey disaster relief package. All of the “no” votes were by Republicans, and 27 members did not vote. The bill also extended…

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  • US House Debates Omnibus Spending Bill
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    House Session

    The House continued work on an omnibus fiscal year 2018 spending bill for eight of the 12 agencies that fund the federal government and related agencies.

    634 views
  • House Session Part 2
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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated and voted on amendments to a fiscal year 2018 “minibus” spending package.

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  • US House Approves Harvey Disaster Relief Bill
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    House Session

    The House approved $7.85 billion in relief and recovery efforts for areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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  • House Rules Committee Holds Meeting on Spending Bills
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    House Rules Committee Meeting on Spending Bills, Part 1

    The House Rules Committee met to consider amendments and vote on a rule for the remaining fiscal year 2018 federal spending bills, H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous…

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  • US House Debates Minibus Spending Bill
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    House Session, Part 1

    By a 235-192 vote, the House passed H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, which includes Defense, Energy and Water, Military Construction, and Legislative Branch…

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  • US House Debates Minibus Spending Bill
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    House Session

    The House considered the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, an annual spending bill covering the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, energy and water programs, and the…

    494 views
  • House Committee Marks Up Homeland Security Spending Bill
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    Fiscal Year 2018 Homeland Security Spending Bill Markup

    Following a House vote break, members of the Appropriations Committeee resumed their debate on the 2018 Homeland Security Markup with an amendment offered by Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) concerning…

    448 views
  • Treasury Secretary Says Government to Stay Open Through Recess Without Debt Limit Action
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    Fiscal Year 2018 Treasury Department Budget

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified before a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal for the Treasury Department and its…

    877 views
  • Acting FBI Director Questioned on Meetings with President Budget Request
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    FBI Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

    Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testified at a hearing on President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget request for the bureau. He denied President Trump’s claims that the agency was in disarray under…

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  • Secretary Chao Testifies on FY 2018 Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2018 Transportation Budget

    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao testified on President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget request. She heard concerns from both Republicans and Democrats on some of its proposals including a…

    764 views
  • EPA Administrator Pruitt Testifies on FY 2018 Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2018 EPA Budget

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testified before a House Appropriations subcommittee on President Trump’s 2018 budget request for his agency, which called for deep cuts and a reduction in…

    1,956 views
  • Homeland Security Secretary Testifies on FY 2018 Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2018 Homeland Security Budget

    Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly testified at a hearing on President Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget. He defended the president’s proposed budget cuts for his department and…

    708 views
  • Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Pressed on Accountability for Charter Schools
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    Fiscal Year 2018 Education Budget

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testified before a House Appropriations subcommittee on President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal for her department. The Department of Education…

    50,858 views
  • Lawmakers Press Veterans Affairs Secretary on Addressing Agency Problems
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    Veterans Affairs Oversight

    Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin testified at a House Appropriations subcommittee oversight hearing on his department’s operations. He addressed several ongoing efforts to better serve…

    522 views
  • US House Meets for Legislative Business
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    House Session

    The House debated and passed several bills, including one that would impose new sanctions on those who do business with or provide financing to the Syrian government. Several Democratic members…

    691 views
  • Rules Committee Sends Spending Bill to House
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    Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill

    The House Rules Committee met to set the parameters for debate for the five-month spending measure to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year which ends on September 30,…

    594 views
  • US House Passes ShortTerm Government Funding Bill
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    House Session

    The House voted 382-30 to pass a one-week continuing resolution to fund the federal government through May 5.

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  • Discussion Focuses on Sesame Street and Autism
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    Sesame Street and Autism

    Researchers and advocates discussed autism awareness at an event hosted by the Sesame Workshop. Speakers included Julia, Sesame Street’s newest character, who is autistic, and members of Congress…

    338 views
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