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    House Session, Part 3

    The House convened for a legislative session. debated and passed two disapproval resolutions. The first repealed a rule requiring contractors to provide notification of labor law…

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    U.S. House, Part 3

    The House convened voted on several bills considered under suspension of the rules, including measures dealing with drug administration in medical emergencies and care for patients with…

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    House Ceremonial Swearing-In of Members

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) held a ceremonial swearing-in and photo opportunity with members of the 115th Congress and their families in the Old Senate Chamber.

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    House Session, Part 1

    Following one-minute speeches, members read aloud the entire U.S. Constitution.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House voted 375-34 to adopt S. 2943, the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017. It authorizes $618.7 billion for defense programs, war funding,…

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill that changes the federal medical research process as well as makes policy changes to Medicare, Medicaid, and federal foster care programs. They also approved several…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed H.R. 5982, the Midnight Rules Relief Act, which would allow Congress to more easily overturn regulations issued at the end of a presidential term.

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    Minnesota 3rd Congressional District Debate

    Candidates for Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District seat, incumbent Representative Erik Paulsen (R) and state Senator Terri Bonoff (D), met for a debate. Topics included tax policy, the…

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    Trade Law Enforcement

    Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske testified at a hearing of the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee on challenges to enforcing U.S. customs and trade laws.…

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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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    House Session, Part 3

    The House passed a bill prohibiting the federal government from making any cash payments to Iran, as well as H.R. 5719, the Empowering Employees through Stock Ownership Act.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for one-minute speeches, debated the rule for a bill dealing with cash payments to Iran, and then considered of a bill related to tax deferrals for employee stockholders…

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    House Session

    The House approved a number of bills under suspension of the rules, including a resolution honoring Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize-winning author Elie Wiesel, who died in July 2016; a…

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill that changes Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requirements for small businesses when they sell stock.

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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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    House Session, Part 2

    The House convened for a legislative session. Members voted 407-5 to pass the conference report accompanying S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.

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    Morning Hour

    The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics. Congressional Democrats used Morning Hour to read the names of victims of gun violence. 

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    House Session

    The House debated H.R. 2646, a mental health care bill, and H.R. 1270, a bill dealing with health savings accounts.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated amendments to H.R. 5293, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2017.

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