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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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    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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    Hillary Clinton Email Investigation, Part 1

    FBI Director James Comey testified at a hearing on the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email servers, as well as the decision to not recommend criminal charges against her.…

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    Hillary Clinton Email Investigation

    Representative Blake Farenthold (R-TX) , a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, previewed FBI Director James Comey’s testimony on the investigation into presumptive Democratic…

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    House Session

    House Republicans had been planning to allow a vote on gun control legislation after the June 12, 2016, mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, but some majority party members objected to the…

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    Summer Reading with Representative Blake Farenthold

    Representative Blake Farenthold (R-TX) answered the question “What are you reading this summer?”

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    Air Traffic Control Staffing

    Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association union were among the witnesses at a hearing on air traffic controller staffing. The…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House reconvened after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to a joint meeting of Congress. Members debated the rule governing three bills dealing with ozone pollution…

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    Postal Service Reform

    Postmaster General Megan Brennan was among the witnesses at a hearing on the future of the U.S. Postal Service and what policy changes could be made to ensure its continued operation. Committee…

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    Conduct of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

    The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony, including video, from Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on his committee’s investigation into alleged targeting by the Internal…

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    House Session

    The House by a 112-305 vote failed to pass H.R. 5055, a water and energy appropriations bill. It included anti-LGBT discrimination provisions and a ban on U.S. purchase of heavy water from…

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    House Session

    The House passed two bills. The first bill allocates $622 million for Zika virus research and prevention. Members also voted 277-147 in favor of H.R. 4909, the National Defense…

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    Illegal Immigration, Crime, and Deportation Policy

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Sarah Saldana, relatives of crime victims, and local law enforcement officials testified at a hearing on crimes committed by people living in…

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    House Session

    The House was expected to debate four bills debated under suspension of the rules, as well as the rule governing a bill dealing with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules governing…

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    House Session

    The House unanimously passed a resolution condemning the previous-day terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium, and approved new standards for the Justice Department and Federal Trade…

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    House Session

    The House considered several bills under suspension of the rules, including several honoring the contributions of women coinciding with National Women’s History Month. H.R. 4336, Women Airforce…

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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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    Prescription Drug Market

    Chief executive officers (CEOs) of several pharmaceutical companies and two Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials testified at a hearing on prescription drug cost increases. The CEOs…

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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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    House Session

    The House approved legislation reducing Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations on small businesses. The bill also combines five different bills that make it easier for…

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