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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for one-minute speeches and then considered two bills under suspension of the rules.

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    Health Insurance Premiums

    A House oversight hearing examined the health care law since its March 2010 enactment and its effects on the insurance market including rising health care premiums. Also discussed were…

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    State Department Freedom of Information Act Requests

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on the State Department’s response to Freedom of Information requests dealing with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails.…

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    FBI Oversight

    Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey testified at an oversight hearing of the FBI’s operations. Members focused their questions primarily on the FBI’s handling of the investigation of…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House voted to override President Obama’s veto of a bill allowing family members of the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to sue Saudi Arabia.

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    State Department Record Keeping

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on the State Department’s record keeping practices and the investigation into 2015 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary…

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    IRS Commissioner Impeachment

    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a hearing on alleged misconduct at the tax-collecting agency, specifically related to the investigation into unfair targeting of conservative non-profit…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House approved several bills under suspension of the rules.

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    EpiPen Price Increases

    The chief executive officer of Mylan testified at a hearing on her company’s price increase on its EpiPen, an anti-anaphylaxis injection medication. Lawmakers from both parties questioned Heather…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for one-minute speeches. Members also debated several bills under suspension of the rules.

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    Hillary Clinton Email Investigation

    Three former aides of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton refused to testify at a hearing on her staff’s preservation of her email records. Former State Deparment Information Resource Management…

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    House Session

    The House approved legislation that changes provisions in the Affordable Care Act dealing with tax deductions for medical care, a bill extending technical education programs, and a…

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    Morning Hour

    The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics. 

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    House Session

    The House approved a separation of powers bill that would override legal precedent that requires courts give deference to federal agencies' interpretation of the law. Members also debated…

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    Hillary Clinton Email Investigation, Part 1

    FBI Director James Comey testified at a hearing on the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email servers, as well as the decision to not recommend criminal charges against her.…

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    Hillary Clinton Email Investigation

    Representative Blake Farenthold (R-TX) , a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, previewed FBI Director James Comey’s testimony on the investigation into presumptive Democratic…

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    House Session

    House Republicans had been planning to allow a vote on gun control legislation after the June 12, 2016, mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, but some majority party members objected to the…

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    Summer Reading with Representative Blake Farenthold

    Representative Blake Farenthold (R-TX) answered the question “What are you reading this summer?”

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    Air Traffic Control Staffing

    Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association union were among the witnesses at a hearing on air traffic controller staffing. The…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House reconvened after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to a joint meeting of Congress. Members debated the rule governing three bills dealing with ozone pollution…

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