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    Texas Delegation Breakfast

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and other Republican leaders spoke at a breakfast hosted by the Texas delegation in Cleveland on day two of the 2016 Republican National Convention. Topics at…

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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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    Combating ISIS

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, FBI Director James Comey, and National Counterterrorism Center Director Nicholas Rasmussen testified at a hearing on the threat posed by ISIS* and other…

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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 approved a separation of powers bill that would override legal precedent that requires courts give deference to federal agencies' interpretation of the law. Members also debated…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted on several bills debated earlier under suspension of the rules. One of the bills, which aimed to combat money laundering and terrorism financing and would have expanded the…

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    Opioid Abuse Legislation

    A House-Senate conference committee met to consider a bill addressing opioid abuse treatment and prevention. S.524, the “Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016,” would authorize…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated the fiscal year 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act.

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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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    National Park Service Operations

    National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan Jarvis testified at a hearing on an Inspector General’s report on alleged sexual misconduct by NPS workers at Canaveral National Seashore. Mr. Jarvis…

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    Visa Overstays and National Security

    Federal officials with Customs and Border Protection, the Homeland Security Department, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) testified at a hearing on the security risks caused by…

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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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    Weather Forecasting

    Leaders from a number of private weather forecasting and modeling firms testified at a hearing on the future of their industry and its impact on and potential contributions to the public…

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    House Session

    The House debated the combined rule for two bills dealing with energy policy and congressional approval of the Washington, D.C. budget. Members also resumed consideration of an energy and…

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    House Session

    The House passed two bills. The first relates to Zika virus prevention that amends federal law on pesticide use in or near navigable water. The other measure makes a number of changes to…

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    House Session

    The House debated amendments to the defense authorization bill. 

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted on a bill debated under suspension of the rules.

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill to authorize funding for Justice Department grants to states for opioid abuse prevention and addiction treatment programs.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated 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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