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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules.

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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 passed a bill that changes the federal medical research process as well as makes policy changes to Medicare, Medicaid, and federal foster care programs. They also approved several…

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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 passed a bill that delays new rules on mountaintop coal mining that could impact nearby streams. Members also passed a measure that strengthens sanctions against North Korea in the wake…

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    House Session

    The House debated and voted on amendments to a multi-year highway and transportation funding bill. Several amendments involve reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted on a number of bills debated earlier under suspension of the rules, including H.R. 1553, the Small Bank Exam Cycle Reform Act.

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    House Session, Part 4

    The House passed two bills under suspension of the rules: H.R. 1557, the Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act, and H.R. 2256, the Veterans Information Modernization Act.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House considered H.R. 1735, a bill that would authorize $515 billion for national defense programs and $89.2 billion in war funding for overseas contingency operations.

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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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    House Session, Part 1

    Following one-minute speeches, the House considered three tax-related bills under suspension of the rules. The chamber also debated a rule governing debate on two additional tax bills,…

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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey testified about his agency’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. Topics included the FBI’s mission, programs, and how the agency was…

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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 Session, Part 1

    The House convened for a legislative session. They held a few procedural votes then went into recess.

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    House Session

    The House took a series of four votes, including passage of S. 2244, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, 417-7, with 10 members not voting.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debates six suspension bills, including one condemning the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, for the abduction of 276 schoolgirls.

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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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    Environmental Protection Agency Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy testified on her agency’s fiscal year 2015 budget request. She defended the EPA’s proposed rule under the Clean Water Act that would give the…

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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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