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    House Republicans on Meeting with Donald Trump

    Congressional Republicans spoke to reporters following their meeting with presumptive 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Republican National Committee headquarters. They…

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    National Park Service Operations

    National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan Jarvis testified at a hearing on an Inspector General’s report on alleged sexual misconduct by NPS workers at Canaveral National Seashore. Mr. Jarvis…

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    Visa Overstays and National Security

    Federal officials with Customs and Border Protection, the Homeland Security Department, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) testified at a hearing on the security risks caused by…

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    House Session

    The House passed by a 282-138 vote the fiscal year 2017 Defense Department spending bill. Members also approved a counterterrorism bill, which combines three previously-passed bills, and is…

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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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    Federal Disaster Response

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) introduced H.R. 5177, the National Mitigation Investment Act of 2016 (NMIA), that would attempt to alleviate losses to residential and commercial…

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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 approved legislation to set up a task force to update best practices for prescribing pain medications.

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    Electric Grid Security

    Federal officials and energy industry representatives testified at a hearing on the threat of a cyberattack on the U.S. electric grid. Craig Fugate, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)…

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    Representative Lou Barletta on Congressional Republicans and Campaign 2016

    Representative Lou Barletta (R-PA) talked about campaign 2016, Donald Trump’s candidacy and his relationship with congressional Republicans, his endorsement of Mr. Trump, and immigration…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House considered several bills under suspension of the rules, including a bill to reauthorize the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a bill dealing with presidential…

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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 debated the rule for a bill on lawsuit fraud.

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    Refugee and Visa Programs

    Homeland Security and State Department officials testified at a hearing on security concerns related to U.S. refugee and visa policy. Francis Taylor told committee members that the Department of…

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    Highway and Mass Transit Funding

    House and Senate conferees made opening statements in a meeting to negotiate a long-term highway and mass transit funding bill. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Bill…

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    Paris Terrorist Attacks and U.S. Strategy Toward ISIS

    Representative Lou Barletta (R-PA) talked about the latest developments in the investigation into the Paris terrorist attacks, as well as the implications for U.S. strategy towards ISIS.

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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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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules.

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    National Security Threats

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, FBI Director James Comey, and Director of National Intelligence Nicholas Rasmussen testified at a hearing on threats to national security. They told…

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    Health and Human Services Department Policy

    Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified at a hearing on the Department of Health and Human Services' priorities and policies. Some committee members' questions dealt with reports that consumers…

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    House Session

    The House approved a bill that increases timber production on federal lands. House leadership pulled the fiscal year 2016 bill to fund the Department of Interior and the Environmental…

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