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    Postal Service Reform

    Federal officials, including Postmaster General Megan Brennan, testified at a hearing on possible updates to the U.S. Postal Service.

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    Representative Blake Farenthold on Border Security

    Representative Blake Farenthold (R-TX), a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, talked aobut border security, including efforts to build a wall along the…

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    Inspector General Oversight

    Inspectors general (IGs) from various federal agencies testified at a hearing on challenges facings their positions, including existing staff vacancies. Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) asked the…

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    Morning Hour

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

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    Morning Hour

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

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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 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 2

    The House passed a bill that requires congressional approval of federal regulations with an economic impact of over $100 million. Members also passed a resolution opposing the U.S. decision to…

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    House Session, Part 1

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

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    EpiPen Price Increases

    The chief executive officer of Mylan testified at a hearing on her company’s price increase on its EpiPen, an anti-anaphylaxis injection medication. Lawmakers from both parties questioned Heather…

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    Overclassification of Government Documents

    Information, data, secrecy. and transparency experts testified at a hearing on the classification rules and procedures related to national security and intelligence documents. Members asked…

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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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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for one-minute speeches and then considered two bills under suspension of the rules.

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    Health Insurance Premiums

    A House oversight hearing examined the health care law since its March 2010 enactment and its effects on the insurance market including rising health care premiums. Also discussed were…

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    State Department Freedom of Information Act Requests

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on the State Department’s response to Freedom of Information requests dealing with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails.…

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    FBI Oversight

    Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey testified at an oversight hearing of the FBI’s operations. Members focused their questions primarily on the FBI’s handling of the investigation of…

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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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    State Department Record Keeping

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on the State Department’s record keeping practices and the investigation into 2015 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary…

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    IRS Commissioner Impeachment

    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a hearing on alleged misconduct at the tax-collecting agency, specifically related to the investigation into unfair targeting of conservative non-profit…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House approved several bills under suspension of the rules.

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