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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified at an oversight hearing on Justice Department Operations. She would not answer questions from Republican committee members about the…

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    Dallas Shootings and Police-Involved Violence

    Leaders and members of the Congressional Black Caucus held a news conference calling on fellow lawmakers to pass legislation aimed at reducing gun violence and the use of fatal force by…

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    Congressional Black Caucus News Conference on Police Shootings

    Representatives Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Andre Carson (D-IN), and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to reporters about the police shootings of…

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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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    Airport Security Wait Times

    Administrator Peter Neffenger testified at a hearing on the Transportation Security Administration’s recent surge in wait times for screening U.S. air passengers. Committee…

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    Guantanamo Bay Transfers to the U.S.

    Officials from states and counties around the U.S. testified at a hearing on the Obama administration plan to close Guantanamo Bay Detention Center and transfer the detainees to facilities…

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    Apple iPhone Encryption

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the FBI’s demand that Apple assist in unlocking an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino, California, terrorist attack. In…

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    House Session

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules, and took up H.R. 2347, a bill to require federal agencies to disclose additional information about federal advisory committee…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House worked on bills dealing with sex trafficking and reauthorizing the Coast Guard.

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    House Session

    The House voted 289-137 to approve H.R. 4038, a bill to limit the number of Syrian refugees admitted to the U.S. until increased security checks are in place.

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    Department of Justice Oversight

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified at an oversight hearing on Justice Department operations. Topics including vetting of potential Syrian refugees seeking asylum in the United…

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    National Security Threats

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, FBI Director James Comey, and Director of National Intelligence Nicholas Rasmussen testified at a hearing on threats to national security. They…

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    Planned Parenthood Medical Procedures

    Witnesses testified at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Planned Parenthood medical procedures. Planned Parenthood had come under fire following the release of videos alleging it…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated a number of bills under suspension of the rules, including H.R. 1553, the Small Bank Exam Cycle Reform Act. 

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    Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

    Former and current officials, New Orleans residents, faith leaders, and advocates spoke at an event commemorating the tenth anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina and the…

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill to expand the Veterans Affairs Department’s authority to fire or demote VA employees based on performance. It also approved a three-month extension of…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session to consider a short-term extension of the Highway Funding bill.

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    House Democrats on Removal of Confederate Battle Flags

    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other House Democrats spoke to reporters about the debate on the House floor over removing the Confederae battle flag from U.S. national parks and…

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    House Session, Part 4

    The House voted on several bills under suspension of the rules, including several naming post offices and a resolution calling on Iran to release three U.S. citizens held in that…

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    Social Media and Terrorism

    Homeland Security and Justice Department officials testified on the use of social media by ISIS* to recruit fighters, spread propaganda, and plot attacks. FBI Counterterrorism…

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