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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated six bills under suspension of the rules, including a State Department authorization bill.

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill that changes the federal medical research process as well as makes policy changes to Medicare, Medicaid, and federal foster care programs. They also approved several…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House was expected to debate 16 bills under suspension of the rules, including bills dealing with crude oil spill preparedness and forensic evidence backlogs.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed a bill extending sanctions on Iran for another ten years, and another bill requiring the State Department to impose sanctions on people and entities found to be responsible…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House voted to override President Obama’s veto of a bill allowing family members of the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to sue Saudi Arabia.

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill requiring the Treasury Department to report to Congress on assets of Iranian political and military leaders. Members also approved another bill that delays…

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    House Session, Part 2

    In a voice vote, the House unanimously passed S. 2040, which would allow families of victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts. Members also…

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    Violence in South Sudan

    Current and former U.S. special envoys testified at a hearing on the violence and humanitarian situation in the South Sudanese civil war. The witnesses suggested actions the United States…

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    House Session

    The House debated the rule governing a bill dealing with Justice Department settlement agreement funds. Members also debated several bills under suspension of the rules.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules, including measures to establish a sexual assault victims' bill of rights and allow internet-based oil and gas lease sales.

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    House Session

    The House debated several bills, including one that bars discrimination against health insurance providers who do not provide abortion coverage, and an Interior Department spending bill. 

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    House Session

    The House debated H.R. 2646, a mental health care bill, and H.R. 1270, a bill dealing with health savings accounts.

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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 trafficking. Members…

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    Small Business and Employees with Developmental Disabilities

    The House Small Business Committee held a hearing to consider the role small businesses play in employing people with disabilities and disorders, and heard about the experiences of those…

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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 agreement and…

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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 government in December 2015 on…

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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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    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, sanctions against…

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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 and…

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