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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

    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

    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 reconvened following a closed-door briefing on the Orlando, Florida, mass shooting. Members approved an IRS data collection ban bill. They then began work on H.R. 5293, a fiscal…

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 5325, a Legislative Branch appropriations bill that covers House of Representatives operations, the Library of Congress, and Capitol Police. They also considered two…

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    House Session

    The House passed a Puerto Rico debt relief bill, and began work on a Legislative Branch appropriations bill. Representative Warren Davidson (R-OH) was sworn in to the seat previously held…

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    Securities and Exchange Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Jo White testified on her agency’s fiscal year 2017 budget. Some of the topics covered at the hearing included combatting securities fraud, SEC…

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    Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified at a hearing on the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2017 budget request. Secretary Carter said…

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    U.S. Port Safety

    Security, transportation, and logistics industry professionals testified at a hearing on U.S. port security in response to a revelation by the Associated Press that the Federal Bureau of Investigation…

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill to expand the Veterans Affairs Department’s authority to fire or demote VA employees based on performance. It also approved a three-month extension of highway…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. The House voted on amendments to and passed H.R. 2578, the Commerce, Justice and Sceince Spending bill on a 242-183 vote. The House started…

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    House Session

    The House passed S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, 420-3. Members voted 387-35 to adopt H.R. 2353, a bill to extend the Highway Trust Fund by two-months. Members…

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    House Session

    Members debated H.R. 240, which would provide funding for the Department of Homeland Security through the end of fiscal year 2015. Amendments were offered to defund President Obama’s…

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    House Ceremonial Swearing-In

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) held a ceremonial swearing-in for members of the 114th Congress.

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    Economy and Treasury Department Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified on his department’s fiscal year 2015 budget request. He said he was not happy with the budget deficit but that the priority should be on strengthening…

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    Federal Communications Commission Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations

    Tom Wheeler and Ajit Pai testified about the fiscal year 2015 budget request for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). FCC Chair Wheeler conveyed his commitment to keeping the…

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    Securities and Exchange Commission Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Proposal

    Mary Jo White testified on the proposed fiscal year 2015 budget for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). She said her agency’s budget request boosts funding in critical areas…

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    National Drug Control Policy Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Michael Botticelli testified on his Office of National Drug Control Policy agency’s $25.4 billion fiscal year budget request. Director Botticelli also spoke about his office’s efforts on…

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    Internal Revenue Service Oversight

    Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen and two other IRS officials testified at an oversight hearing of the agency. Topics included the IRS fiscal year 2015 budget and the 2013…

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    Transportation Funding

    Representative Tom Graves (R-GA) talked about his bill, the Transportation Empowerment Act. Following his remarks he participated in a panel discussion with Emily Goff and Ken Orski. This event titled “Increasing…

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