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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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    Coverage of House Democratic Gun Legislation Sit-In

    Live footage of House Democrats' sit-in played from the House floor via Periscope and Facebook video feeds as Democratic members attempted to force House Republicans to allow a vote on gun…

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    House Session

    The House reconvened while the House Democrats continued their protest seeking a vote on a gun measure.

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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,…

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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, 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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    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 2

    The House debated and voted on several bills under suspension of the rules, including legislation related to Freedom on Information Act (FOIA) requests, and human organ…

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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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    Reducing Food Waste

    Food security scholars, produce growers and non-profit leaders testified at a hearing on efforts to reduce food waste by suppliers and consumers. Also, Representative Chellie Pingree…

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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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    Representative Jim McGovern on Food Policy in the U.S.

    Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) previewed a House Agriculture Committee hearing on food waste, hunger and poverty in the U.S., and the debate over the use of the food stamp program…

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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

    The House passed two bills. The first bill allocates $622 million for Zika virus research and prevention. Members also voted 277-147 in favor of H.R. 4909, the National Defense…

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    House Session

    The House debated amendments to the defense authorization 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

    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 voted 224-181 to pass H.R. 4901, a bill to reauthorize a Washington, D.C. school voucher program for students from low-income families.

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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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