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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    FCC commissioners testified at an oversight hearing on Federal Communications Commission operations. They discussed a range of issues such as consumer privacy rules pertaining to broadband Internet service…

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    House Session

    The House voted 231-196 to pass an Interior Department Spending bill. Following the completion of legislative work ahead of the House’s seven-week recess, Democrats delivered speeches on…

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    Senator Bernie Sanders' Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

    Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) talked about 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) endorsement of the Democratic presumptive presidential nominee Hillary…

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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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    Hillary Clinton Email Investigation, Part 1

    FBI Director James Comey testified at a hearing on the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email servers, as well as the decision to not recommend criminal charges against her.…

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    House Session

    House Republicans had been planning to allow a vote on gun control legislation after the June 12, 2016, mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, but some majority party members objected to the…

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    Coverage of House Democratic Gun Legislation Sit-In, Part 2

    Live footage of House Democrats' sit-in played from the House floor via Periscope and Facebook video feeds as Democratic members attempted to force House Republicans to allow a vote on gun…

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    Home Appliance Energy Efficiency

    Leaders of organizations representing manufacturers and the Department of Energy were among the witnesses testifying at a hearing on current and future energy consumption regulations for…

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    House Session

    The House passed by a 282-138 vote the fiscal year 2017 Defense Department spending bill. Members also approved a counterterrorism bill, which combines three previously-passed bills, and is…

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    Senator Bernie Sanders and the Democratic Party

    Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) spoke by telephone about Democratic Party unity and Senator Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) presidential campaign. Representative Welch said that the party was coming…

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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 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…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on the Obama administration’s messaging strategy on the nuclear deal the U.S. and some of its allies made with Iran. Much of the…

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    House Session

    The House debated amendments to the defense authorization bill. 

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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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    Flint, Michigan Drinking Water Contamination

    Gina McCarthy and Governor Rick Snyder (R-MI) testified at a hearing on the Safe Drinking Water Act and lead contamination of the water supply in Flint, Michigan. Governor Snyder apologized…

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    Encryption Technology and Law Enforcement

    Technology and law enforcement officials testified at a hearing on the use of encryption technology. Witness Amy Hess argued that without access to encrypted data on smartphones and other…

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill that prohibits the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from regulating Internet rates.

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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

    The House debated a rule governing H.R. 4557, the Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act). The bill would delay until after all judicial reviews are completed new…

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