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    Local Law Enforcement and Terrorist Attacks

    Local law enforcement officials from around the country appeared before the House Homeland Security Committee to talk about their counterterrorism efforts. Witnesses, who included New York…

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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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    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

    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 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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    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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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated the rule governing two bills dealing with retirement investment advice and a Washington, D.C., school voucher program.

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    House Session

    The House was expected to debate four bills debated under suspension of the rules, as well as the rule governing a bill dealing with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules governing…

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    House Session

    The House debated bills under suspension of the rules, including two on IRS oversight.

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    House Session

    The House approved two financial services bills, one dealing with the consolidated assets threshold for small bank holding companies and one on funding for the Financial Stability Oversight…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated the rule governing two bills related to financial services, as well as the rule for H.R. 2666, the No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act. 

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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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    State Department Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Secretary of State John Kerry testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on his department’s fiscal year 2017 budget, as well as current international challenges confronting the…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for one-minute speeches.

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    House Session

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules, and took up H.R. 2347, a bill to require federal agencies to disclose additional information about federal advisory committee…

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill allowing federal officers and employees at medium and high security prisons to carry pepper spray. They also debated the rule for a bill on lawsuit fraud.

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    Evolving Threat of ISIS

    Brett McGurk testified at a hearing on the threat posed by ISIS* in Iraq, Syria, and Libya. Mr. McGurk had recently returned from the region where he met with Syrian Kurdish groups in…

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    House Session

    The House passed the Debt Management and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2015 that bill would require the Treasury Department to provide more information about U.S. debt and overall fiscal…

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