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    Poverty and Safety Net Programs

    Lawmakers and anti-poverty advocates talked about ways to combat poverty without the intervention of the government. Many of the panelists decried federal welfare programs, saying their…

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    Summer Reading with Representative Andy Barr

    Representative Andy Barr (R-KY) answered the question “What are you reading this summer?”

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented her semiannual report on monetary policy to the House Financial Services Committee. 

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    Republican Agenda for Combating Poverty

    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and other House Republicans unveiled the party’s “A Better Way to Fight Poverty” proposal at House of Help City Of Hope, a residential treatment facility in the Anacostia neighborhood of…

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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 voted on amendments to H.R. 5046, a bill to authorize funding for Justice Department grants for opioid abuse prevention and addiction treatment programs.

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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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    Morning Hour

    The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics.

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    ISIS Sale of Antiquities

    The Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on how ISIS* is profiting from its theft and looting of antiquities,…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House approved several bills under suspension of the rules, including a bill that expands the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) expedited review of Zika virus treatments. Members…

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    International Financial System

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on the international financial system. When asked about the terrorist attacks that took place in…

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Semiannual Report

    Richard Cordray testified at a hearing on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) semi-annual report. In questioning from committee members, Mr. Cordray repeatedly defended the…

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified before the House Financial Services Committee on the central bank’s semi-annual Monetary Policy Report to Congress. She told committee members…

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    House Session

    The House approved a bill, H.R. 3700, that changes federal housing policy. Members also passed a measure that would restrict the Obama administration’s authority to lift sanctions on Iranian…

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    Private Flood Insurance

    Insurance company representatives, state government officials, and a consumer advocate testified at a hearing on legislation that would create a private flood insurance market to expand…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House voted on several bills debated under suspension of the rules. Members gave one-minute as well as general speeches.

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    Financial Stability and the Economy

    Members of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) testified at a hearing on the council’s agenda and operations.

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    House Session

    The House passed the Red River Private Property Act, which would require the Bureau of Land Management to sell land to individuals who own property on the Texas river.

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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 two bills. One would ease mortgage lending standards under the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory law, and the other deals with auto lending regulation.

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