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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…

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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

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    House Republican Policy Agenda

    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and other House Republicans spoke to reporters about their policy agenda if Republicans win the White House in November.  This was the fourth component of the…

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    House Session, Part 2

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

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House reconvened after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to a Joint Meeting of Congress. Members debated the rule governing three bills dealing with ozone…

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    House Session

    The House by a 112-305 vote failed to pass H.R. 5055, a water and energy appropriations bill. It included anti-LGBT discrimination provisions and a ban on U.S. purchase of heavy water…

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    House Session

    The House approved by a vote of 295-129 H.R. 4974, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

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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

    The House was expected to debate four bills debated under suspension of the rules, as well as the rule governing a bill dealing with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules governing…

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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 2

    The House passed H.R. 4885, which determines how user fees collected by the IRS are used, and H.R. 1206, which deals with IRS hiring and agency employees who have delinquent tax debt.

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    House Session

    The House debated bills under suspension of the rules, including two on IRS oversight.

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill that prohibits the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from regulating Internet rates.

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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…

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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 debated and voted 191-106 to pass a bill restricting the Obama administration’s ability to lift Iran sanctions. The vote was later vacated because not enough members…

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    House Session

    The House convened for legislative session. Members voted to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood for one year.

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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…

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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…

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