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    House Session, Part 2

    The House was expected to debate 16 bills under suspension of the rules, including bills dealing with crude oil spill preparedness and forensic evidence backlogs.

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    Trade Law Enforcement

    Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske testified at a hearing of the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee on challenges to enforcing U.S. customs and trade laws.…

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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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    Morning Hour

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

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for one-minute speeches. Members also debated several bills under suspension of the rules.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed legislation that would make it easier to demote or fire employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs for poor performance or misconduct. Members also approved a bill to…

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    Social Security 2016 Annual Report

    Stephen Goss testified before a House subcommittee on the fiscal state of Social Security and the findings in the most recent Social Security trustees report. He told committee members the…

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    House Session

    The House approved several bills under suspension of the rules, including legislation dealing with inspectors' general subpoena powers and construction of medical facilities for veterans.…

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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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    Medicare Doc Fix Implementation

    Andy Slavitt testified at a hearing on the implementation of the Medicare “doc fix” bill that permanently replaced the sustainable growth rate formula used to determine Medicare payments…

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    House Session

    The House passed two bills. One prohibits the IRS from rehiring any former employees previously fired for misconduct, and the other delays bonuses to IRS employees until the Treasury…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated H.R. 4885, which determines how user fees collected by the IRS are used, and H.R. 1206, which deals with IRS hiring and agency employees who have delinquent tax debt.

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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 approved a resolution authorizing Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to file an amicus brief on behalf of the House of Representatives in U.S. v. Texas Supreme Court, a Supreme Court case on…

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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

    The House debated and voted 191-106 to pass a bill restricting the Obama administration’s ability to lift Iran sanctions. The vote was later vacated because not enough members were present…

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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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    Morning Hour

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

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    House Session

    The House convened for legislative session. Members voted to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood for one year.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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