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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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    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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    Representative Jim Himes on Gun Control Legislation

    Representative Jim Himes (D-CT) talked about failed House efforts o pass gun control legislation, especially following the deaths of black men at the hands of police and the fatal shootings…

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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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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented her semiannual report on monetary policy to the House Financial Services Committee. 

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated a rule governing amendments to H.R. 5293, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2017.

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    Representative Jim Himes on Orlando Mass Shooting

    Representative Jim Himes (D-Connecticut) talked to reporters about his leaving the House floor on the previous day as members observed a moment of silence for the victims of a mass shooting…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for one-minute speeches.

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    House Session

    The House convened for one-minute speeches and debated and voted on several bills under suspension of the rules, including bills dealing with national intelligence programs and 911 calls.

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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

    The House passed a bill to authorize funding for Justice Department grants to states 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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    Securities and Exchange Commission Operations

    Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) officials testified at an oversight hearing on SEC operations.

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    Global Threats

    Senior intelligence official testified on global threats to the U.S. Topics included Russia, Iran, and other nations as well as terrorist groups such as ISIS* and al-Quada. FBI Director James…

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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 approved two bills. One would ease mortgage lending standards under the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory law, and the other deals with auto lending regulation.

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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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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Representative Jim Himes (D-CT) gave his reaction to the Federal Reserve Board meeting earlier in the week and the decision to allow interest rates to remain unchanged, as well as the…

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    Cybersecurity Threats

    The heads of several law enforcement and intelligence agencies testified at a hearing on global threats to computer networks. Topics included recent data breaches at the Office of Personnel…

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