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    Rules Changes for 115th Congress

    Members of Congress testified at a House Rules Subcommittee hearing on a number of proposed rules changes for members serving in the 115th Congress, which would convene in January 2017. The…

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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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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated the fiscal year 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act.

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    House Rules Committee Meeting on Federal Information Security Legislation

    The House Rules Committee took up H.R. 4361, the Federal Information Systems Safeguards Act of 2016. One of the legislation’s goals was to enhance and modernize the federal government’s…

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    Democratic National Convention Day 4 Afternoon

    Officials, candidates, and others spoke about their support for Vice President Gore’s candidacy, and core Democratic values. Among the issues they addressed were health care, raising the…

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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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    House Session

    The House debated the combined rule for two bills dealing with energy policy and congressional approval of the Washington, D.C. budget. Members also resumed consideration of an energy and…

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    House Session

    The House passed two bills. The first relates to Zika virus prevention that amends federal law on pesticide use in or near navigable water. The other measure makes a number of changes to…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated the rule governing two bills dealing with retirement investment advice and a Washington, D.C., school voucher program.

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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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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated a bill to establish lawsuit jurisdiction standards.

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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 approved legislation reducing Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations on small businesses. The bill also combines five different bills that make it easier for…

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    House Rules Committee Meeting on Affordable Care Act Repeal

    The House Rules Committee met to decide rules for debate governing legislation to repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act, block federal funding for Planned Parenthood, and end the law’s…

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    Omnibus Spending Bill and Tax Package

    The House Rules Committee met to consider an omnibus spending bill to fund the government, as well as a tax package. The spending bill would fund the federal government until September 30,…

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    House Session

    By a vote of 407 to 19, the House approved H.R. 158, a bill that makes changes to the Visa Waiver Program affecting travelers from Iraq, Syria, and 36 other countries.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House passed H.R. 511, the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, which aims to clarify labor rights of Native Americans in Native American tribes. The chamber also appointed conferees to…

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    House Rules Committee Meeting on Highway Bill Amendments

    The House Rules Committee met to consider amendments for floor debate on H.R. 22, the surface transportation reauthorization bill. The legislation would provide a six-year authorization of…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for one-minute speeches before beginning debate on the rule governing a two-year, $80 billion federal budget and debt ceiling increase.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House began preliminary debate on a budget deficit reduction bill that repeals the health care law’s individual mandate and defunds Planned Parenthood for a year. At 1357, the Speaker…

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