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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, Part 2

    The House convened for a legislative session. Members voted 407-5 to pass the conference report accompanying S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.

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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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    House Session, Part 2

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

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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 3

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

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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 3

    The House approved several bills under suspension of the rules, including a bill that expands the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) expedited review of Zika virus treatments. Members…

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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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    House Session

    The House passed a measure that permanently extends several tax provisions set to expire at the end of 2015. Members also debated the rule governing debate on the omnibus spending bill to…

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    House Session

    The House voted 270-156 to pass a defense authorization bill, and 251-173 to pass a bill dealing with Iran sanctions.

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    House Republican Agenda

    Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and the rest of the House Republican leadership spoke with reporters about a bill that would use frozen Iranian assets to pay damages to Americans…

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    House Session

    The House voted 248-177 to pass H.R. 3504, a bill that extends legal protections to any baby born alive during an abortion procedure. Members earlier voted 241-187 to pass H.R. 3134, a bill…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. House members debated H.R.3460, a bill to prevent President Obama from lifting sanctions against Iran (approved 247-186), and H.R. 3461, a bill…

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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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    Health Care Law and Insurance Premiums

    Legal and insurance experts testified at a hearing on the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on health insurance premiums. Republican committee members argued that the ACA Republicans…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. The House has voted 286-138 to approve an African trade and Trade Adjustment Assistance bill. They are now debating a fiscal year 2016 Interior…

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    House Session

    The House voted down a resolution requiring U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq and Syria in the absence of a congressional vote on an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF)…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House rejected the trade adjustment assistance (TAA) measure (126-302). Members then approved trade promotion authority (TPA) (219-211) and customs trade enforcement legislation…

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