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  • US House Meets for Legislative Business
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    House Session

    The House passed a bill that would ease water use restrictions in California, and give farmers more access to water. Members also worked on legislation to combat human trafficking, and…

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  • US House Representative Greg Gianforte Sworn In
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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. Representative Greg Gianforte (R-MT) was sworn in as the 432nd member of the chamber. Members also passed a bill that allows electric utilities…

    498 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…

    1,820 views
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan Holds Ceremonial Swearingin of Members
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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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  • US House Approves Continuing Resolution
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    House Session

    The House approved short-term federal government funding through April 28, 2017. Members also passed a water projects authorization bill that includes money for Flint, Michigan.

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  • James Clapper Testifies on Capitol Hill After Submitting Resignation
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    Intelligence Community Support for the Defense Department

    National Intelligence Director James Clapper, the deputy defense secretary, and the defense undersecretary testified on the role of the intelligence community in supporting defense. Other…

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  • US House Legislative Business
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    House Session

    The House debated the rule governing a bill dealing with Justice Department settlement agreement funds. Members also debated several bills under suspension of the rules.

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  • US House Legislative Business
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    House Session

    The House debated several bills, including one that bars discrimination against health insurance providers who do not provide abortion coverage, and an Interior Department spending bill. 

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  • US House Debates Interior Department Spending Bill
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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…

    475 views
  • US House Legislative Business
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    House Session

    The House approved several bills under suspension of the rules, including legislation dealing with inspectors' general subpoena powers and construction of medical facilities for veterans.…

    361 views
  • US House Legislative Business
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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…

    253 views
  • US House Debates Energy and Water Appropriations Bill
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    House Session

    The House debated the combined rule for two bills dealing with energy policy and congressional approval of the Washington, D.C. budget. Members also resumed consideration of an energy and…

    331 views
  • US House Debates Energy and Water Appropriations Bill
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    House Session

    The House passed two bills. The first relates to Zika virus prevention that amends federal law on pesticide use in or near navigable water. The other measure makes a number of changes to…

    308 views
  • Hearing Focuses on Americans with Disabilities Act Lawsuits
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    Public Accommodation Laws for the Disabled

    A House subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee held a hearing on proposed changes to the American With Disabilities Act to address the issue of lawsuits against retail stores, rental…

    275 views
  • Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton Testimony on Fiscal Year 2017 Budget
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    Smithsonian Institution Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Secretary David Skorton testified at a hearing on the Smithsonian Institution’s fiscal year 2017 budget request. He told committee members the National Air and Space Museum needs a major…

    341 views
  • Hearing on Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Budget
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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…

    1,287 views
  • US House Legislative Business
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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated a number of suspension bills, including one to improve mental health care and suicide prevention programs for treating female veterans.

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  • US House Debate on Omnibus Federal Spending Bill and Tax Extenders
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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…

    630 views
  • US House Debate on Highway and Transportation Funding Bill
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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated and voted on amendments to a a multi-year highway and transportation funding bill.

    375 views
  • US House General Speeches
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    House Session

    The House debated a bill to revoke federal funding for “sanctuary cities.” "Sanctuary cities" are jurisdictions around the country that have polices to shelter illegal immigrants and do not…

    847 views
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