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    House Session

    The House approved two bills that overturned two Obama administration rules. One repeals a federal rule protecting streams and drinking water from coal mining waste. The other overturns a…

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    Waiver for General James Mattis

    The House Armed Services Committee met to consider a waiver to exempt defense secretary nominee General James Mattis from the legal requirement that he must have retired from active…

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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

    The House convened for one-minute speeches.

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    Immigration and Customs Enforcement Oversight

    Sarah Saldana testified at a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing of the agency she directs, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). She answered questions on several issues including the…

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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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    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

    The House paid tribute to the late Representative Mark Takai (D-HI), who died from cancer on July 20, 2016.

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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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    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 resumed voting on amendments to and then passed the fiscal year 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act.

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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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    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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    House Session

    The House by a 112-305 vote failed to pass H.R. 5055, a water and energy appropriations bill. It included anti-LGBT discrimination provisions and a ban on the U.S. purchase of heavy water…

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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…

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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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    Defense Authorization Markup, Part 3

    The House Armed Services Committee continued its markup of H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act, authorizing Defense Department programs and policies for fiscal year 2017.…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated H.R. 5046, a bill to authorize funding for Justice Department grants for opioid abuse prevention and addiction treatment programs.

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    House Session

    The House approved legislation to set up a task force to update best practices for prescribing pain medications.

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