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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    FCC commissioners testified at an oversight hearing on Federal Communications Commission operations. They discussed a range of issues such as consumer privacy rules pertaining to broadband Internet service…

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    Home Appliance Energy Efficiency

    Leaders of organizations representing manufacturers and the Department of Energy were among the witnesses testifying at a hearing on current and future energy consumption regulations for…

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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Tom Wheeler and others testified at an oversight hearing on the agency’s operations. Topics included the FCC spectrum auction and changes to…

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    Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Markup Hearing, Part 2

    The House Budget Committee continued to consider amendments to its budget resolution for fiscal year 2017 during a markup held by the full committee. Most of the amendments considered…

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    Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Markup Hearing, Part 1

    The House Budget Committee met to mark up the fiscal year 2017 budget resolution.

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    House Session

    The House debated a rule governing H.R. 4557, the Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act). The bill would delay until after all judicial reviews are completed new…

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    Budget and Economic Outlook

    Congressional Budget Office Director Keith Hall testified at a hearing on the office’s budget and economic outlook. He said that the economy could be facing a slowdown with the CBO…

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    Weather Satellites

    Officials from the Government Accountability Office and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration testified at a hearing on weather satellite programs and policies for using…

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill that delays new rules on mountaintop coal mining that could impact nearby streams. Members also passed a measure that strengthens sanctions against North Korea in the wake…

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    House Session

    The House passed a measure that permanently extends several tax provisions set to expire at the end of 2015. Members also debated the rule governing debate on the omnibus spending bill to…

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    House Republican Agenda

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and other House Republican leaders spoke to reporters on their party’s legislative agenda following their weekly conference meeting. Speaker Ryan focused…

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    House Session

    The House passed a disapproval resolution on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) emissions rule for new power plants. They also approved another resolution that disapproves an EPA…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted on bills under suspension of the rules.

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    House Session, Part 2

    House members considered several bills under suspension of the rules, including cybersecurity legislation.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated the Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act under suspension of the rules. Members also took up a discharge petition to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank,…

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    Deep Space Exploration

    Two former NASA associate administrators testified at a hearing on the effects on deep space exploration efforts of the space agency’s budget reduction. Topics included how budgeting issues have…

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    EPA Toxic River Spill

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials, a Colorado mayor, and a geochemist and other witnesses testified at hearing on the toxic river spill caused by the EPA and one of its contractors…

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    Power Plants and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    State officials from Texas, Oregon, and Ohio testified at a hearing on the impact of carbon emissions regulations on power plants in states around the country.

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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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    Hydraulic Fracturing

    Researchers and regulators testified at a hearing on the safety of hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” methods used to extract oil and natural gas. “Fracking” is the process of…

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