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    Guantanamo Bay Detainee Transfers

    State and Defense Department special envoys for Guantanamo detention closure testified at a hearing on the detainee release process from the detention facility in Cuba. The two men…

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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 Democrats News Conference on Planned Sit-Ins on Gun Legislation

    Congressional Democrats spoke to reporters about planned sit-ins to protest inaction on gun control legislation and force a vote on their amendments. They planned to hold sit-ins in…

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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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    Iran Nuclear Agreement Implementation

    Lead Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation Stephen Mull and other officials from the State and Treasury departments testified at a hearing on the implementation of the Iran nuclear…

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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, Part 2

    The House debated nine bills under suspension of the rules, including bills dealing with tax identity theft, State Department programs to promote religious freedom, and U.S.-Taiwan…

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    Representative Grayson on Transgender Bathrooms

    Representative Alan Grayson (D-FL) spoke about what he called the “Great American Bathroom Controversy.” He started with a photo of Christine Jorgensen, thought to be the first…

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    House Opioid Abuse Debate

    The House debated a bill to combat opioid addiction. The legislation would set up grant programs for addiction prevention and recovery, treatment for pregnant women and babies born…

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill to authorize funding for Justice Department grants to states for opioid abuse prevention and addiction treatment programs.

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    Political Prisoners in Vietnam

    Vu Minh Khanh, wife of imprisoned human rights attorney Nguyen Van Dai, testified at a hearing on political prisoners in Vietnam. Nguyen Van Dai was detained by the Vietnamese…

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    U.S. Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken testified at a hearing on U.S. foreign policy toward Asia. He responded to questions on China’s aggression in the South China Sea,…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules.

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    Bill Clinton Campaign Appearance in Riverdale, New York

    Former President Bill Clinton spoke at a campaign event for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. This Albanian-American get-out-the-vote event was held at the…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules, including a bill to provide vouchers to companies that develop treatments for the Zika virus. Another bill would penalize…

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    Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility

    Lee Wolosky and Paul Lewis, both special envoys for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, testified at a hearing on President Obama’s plan to close the prison in Cuba…

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    House Session

    The House unanimously passed a resolution condemning the previous-day terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium, and approved new standards for the Justice Department and Federal Trade…

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    State Department Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Secretary of State John Kerry testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on his department’s fiscal year 2017 budget, as well as current international challenges confronting…

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill that revises requirements to allow restaurants to determine how calorie information is displayed. Members also approved a North Korea sanctions enforcement…

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement

    State Department Lead Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation Stephen Mull and John Smith, acting head of the Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control, testified at a…

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