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    Morning Hour

    The House met for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on any topic.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules.

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House approved a number of bills debated earlier under suspension of the rules. Most concerned the Federal Communications Commission. The chair announced that due to the resignation of…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed a temporary spending bill to fund the government until December 9, 2016.

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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

    The House approved by a vote of 295-129 H.R. 4974, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

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    House Session

    The House passed two bills. The first bill allocates $622 million for Zika virus research and prevention. Members also voted 277-147 in favor of H.R. 4909, the National Defense…

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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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    House Session

    The House considered several bills under suspension of the rules, including several honoring the contributions of women coinciding with National Women’s History Month. H.R. 4336, Women Airforce…

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    House Session

    The House debated a rule governing H.R. 4557, the Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act). The bill would delay until after all judicial reviews are completed new…

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    150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment

    President Obama and congressional leaders spoke at a ceremony in Emancipation Hall to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment, which formally abolished…

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    House Session

    The House passed a measure that permanently extends several tax provisions set to expire at the end of 2015. Members also debated the rule governing debate on the omnibus spending bill to…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted on several bills under suspension of the rules. Members gave general speeches.

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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 began debate on a bill allowing states to delay their compliance with the EPA’s proposed carbon pollution standards for power plants.

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. The House debate H.R. 2685, a fiscal year 2016 Defense Appropriations bill and voted on amendments

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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, Part 2

    The House convened for a legislative session. The House debated the fiscal year 2016 Military Construction and Energy and Water Appropriations bills. The bill was pulled from floor…

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    House Session

    The House voted 240-179 to pass a repeal of the federal estate tax. Members also voted to make the deduction of state and local sales taxes permanent. Members spoke on a variety of subjects.

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