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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified at an oversight hearing on Justice Department Operations. She would not answer questions from Republican committee members about the FBI’s investigation…

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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, 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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    Apple iPhone Encryption

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the FBI’s demand that Apple assist in unlocking an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino, California, terrorist attack. In the first panel,…

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    House Pro Forma Session

    The House convened for a pro forma session.

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    Email Privacy Act

    Government officials and a representative from Google testified at a hearing on the Email Privacy Act, which would require the federal government to provide a warrant when asking companies…

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    Department of Justice Oversight

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified at an oversight hearing on Justice Department operations. Topics including vetting of potential Syrian refugees seeking asylum in the United States,…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules.

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    Planned Parenthood Practices

    The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing the practices of Planned Parenthood, including allegations that the group was engaged in the selling of aborted fetal tissue. Witnesses included women who…

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    Portrait Unveiling Ceremony for Representative John Conyers

    Vice President Joe Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and congressional colleagues spoke at a ceremony to unveil an official portrait of former House Judiciary…

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    Heroin Abuse

    Officials from the Drug Enforcement Agency, White House, and other federal agencies testified on ways to stop the increase in heroin abuse and how pain relief medications have contributed…

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    Proposed Environmental Protection Agency Regulations

    Administrator Gina McCarthy testified at a hearing on proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulations. She also explained her agency’s regulatory agenda and answered questions about…

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    House Session

    The House voted 242-184 to pass H.R. 36, a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks and in favor 338-88 on a bill to limit National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance. The House started debate…

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    House Session

    The House approved H.R. 2028, a $36.1 billion water and energy appropriations bill, by a vote of 240-177. Ten Democrats voted for the measure and seven Republicans voted against it.…

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    Criminal Justice Reform

    Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Al Franken (D-MN), Representatives James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Danny Davis (D-IL), and others talked about efforts to reform the criminal justice system.…

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    House Session

    The House adopted a rule governing debate on H.R. 351, a bill expediting the federal permitting process for natural gas exports, and passed two bills under suspension of the rules. They…

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    House Session

    The House amended and passed H.R. 240, a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security through September 2015 and defunding executive action on immigration, and H.R. 37, an…

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    House Session

    Members passed H.R. 30, a bill defining a full-time work week as 40 hours under the Affordable Care Act. Later, members delivered special order speeches.

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    Executive Action on Immigration

    Witnesses testify at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on whether President Obama had the legal authority to issue executive action changing the country’s immigration laws.

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    Health Care Website Security

    Todd Park, the former chief technology officer in charge of healthcare.gov, testified before a House Science, Space, and Technology subcommittee about the website’s security protocols. The…

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