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    Opioid Abuse Legislation

    A House-Senate conference committee met to consider a bill addressing opioid abuse treatment and prevention. S.524, the “Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016,” would authorize…

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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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    Every Student Succeeds Act Implementation

    Secretary John King and other education professionals testified at a hearing on the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act. Members questioned witnesses on the rule making process…

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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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    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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    House Session

    The House debated amendments to the defense authorization bill. 

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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 2

    The House debated nine bills under suspension of the rules, including bills dealing with tax identity theft, State Department programs to promote religious freedom, and U.S.-Taiwan…

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    Opioid Addiction Legislation

    Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT) talked about legislation in the House dealing with opioid abuse, including a bill to provide $800 million in emergency federal funding to address the rise…

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    Morning Hour

    The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics.

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted on several bills under suspension of the rules.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules, including three dealing with opioid addiction, as well as a bill to reauthorize the Justice Department’s bulletproof vest…

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    Illegal Immigration, Crime, and Deportation Policy

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Sarah Saldana, relatives of crime victims, and local law enforcement officials testified at a hearing on crimes committed by people living in…

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    Defense Authorization Markup, Part 1

    When the committee returned from the House vote break, it began taking a series of recorded roll call votes on the previously debated amendments involving alternative fuel facilities,…

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    Morning Hour

    The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics.

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    Defense Department Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford, and Defense Comptroller Michael McCord testified at a House Armed Services Committee on the department’s…

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    Morning Hour

    The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics.

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    Morning Hour

    The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics.

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    Air Force Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2017

    Air Force officials testified at a hearing on the service’s fiscal year 2017 budget request. In opening remarks, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff General David Goldfein told subcommittee…

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    Naval Base Support

    Three Navy commanders testified at a hearing on military readiness and the impact of reduced investment in infrastructure and support to naval bases. Subcommittee members asked questions…

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