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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…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated the rules for two bills, a fiscal year 2017 defense appropriations bill and a bill prohibiting requiring the identity of contributors to tax-exempt organizations to be…

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    House Session

    The House is expected to debate the rule governing a Puerto Rico debt relief bill, followed by the rule for a $3.5 billion Legislative Branch Appropriations bill. Representative Warren…

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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…

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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…

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill allowing federal officers and employees at medium and high security prisons to carry pepper spray. They also voted to move ahead on lawsuit fraud bill.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House passed by a 416-2 margin a safe drinking water bill and debated a bill on scientific research.

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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…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House passed in a voice vote a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through December 22. Members also voted on eight other bills under suspension of the rules.

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    House Session

    The House passed two bills. The first is a rewrite and reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act. The second is an energy infrastructure bill.

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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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    Weekly Republican Address

    Representative Sam Johnson (R-TX) delivered the weekly Republican address. Ahead of Veterans Day, Repkresentative Johnson talked about his service in the Korean and Vietnam Wars and…

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    House Session

    The House approved 363-64 a six-year highway and transportation funding bill. Members also voted in favor of a motion to instruct conferees in negotiations with the Senate. The…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated and voted on amendments to a a multi-year highway and transportation funding 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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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated a bill to fund the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

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    House Session

    The House began debate on a series of bills dealing with the Iran nuclear agreement.

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill to expand the Veterans Affairs Department’s authority to fire or demote VA employees based on performance. It also approved a three-month extension of…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for a legislative session and voted on the rule for two bills, including H.R. 1734, the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015, which deals with coal…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session to consider a short-term extension of the Highway Funding bill.

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