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    New Orleans as a Sanctuary City

    A House subcommittee discussed immigration enforcement in New Louisiana state officials and Department of Justice representatives appeared at a hearing on New Orleans' status as a “sanctuary…

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    FBI Oversight

    Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey testified at an oversight hearing of the FBI’s operations. Members focused their questions primarily on the FBI’s handling of the investigation of…

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    Local Law Enforcement and Terrorist Attacks

    Local law enforcement officials from around the country appeared before the House Homeland Security Committee to talk about their counterterrorism efforts. Witnesses, who included New York…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House began work on the Water Resources Development Act, which authorizes $5 billion for Army Corps of Engineers water projects. Members also passed a bill that exempts from the Affordable…

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    IRS Commissioner Impeachment

    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a hearing on alleged misconduct at the tax-collecting agency, specifically related to the investigation into unfair targeting of conservative non-profit…

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    Policing and Race Relations

    Congressional Black Caucus members spoke to reporters at the Department of Justice about a letter they wrote to Attorney General Loretta Lynch calling for an investigation into the deaths…

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    Louisiana Flooding and Federal Response

    A House oversight subcommittee held a hearing to examine the August 2016 flooding in southern Louisiana and the federal response. Appearing before the panel was a FEMA regional…

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    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Flood Response in Louisiana

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Governor John Bel Edwards (D-LA), Representative Cedric Richmond (D-LA), and others spoke to reporters in Baton Rouge about federal, state, and…

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    Democratic National Convention, Day 4

    Day four of the 2016 Democratic National Convention included speeches by Hillary Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton.

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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 FBI’s investigation…

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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, and is…

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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 members asked him…

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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 on U.S.…

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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 the first panel,…

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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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    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 States,…

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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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