179Mar 5, 2014
The House debated the combined rule for H.R. 4118, Suspending the Individual Mandate Penalty (health care bill) and H.R. 3826, Electricity Security and Affordability (coal bill) .
770Feb 28, 2014
Federal Criminal Code
The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations held a hearing of its Over-Criminalization Task Force. The task force was created in 2013 with a ...
1,142Feb 4, 2014
Government Surveillance Programs
Legal experts testified on U.S. surveillance programs and techniques in relation to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Members of the committee expressed concern that there was no ...
229Dec 16, 2013
The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a pro forma session.
525Nov 19, 2013
National Security Agency Surveillance and Intelligence Gathering
Representative James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), gave the keynote address at a Georgetown University Law Center discussion on proposed changes by Congress to National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance ...
543Nov 15, 2013
Newsmakers with Senator Patrick Leahy
Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs and the USA FREEDOM Act, which he co-wrote. The bill was intended to ...
366Aug 26, 2013
Republican Commemoration of the March on Washington
The Republican National Committee hosted a luncheon at the Capitol Hill Club to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Alveda King sang and ...
975Jul 24, 2013
H.Res. 315 - providing for the consideration of H.R. 2218 - Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013, and H.R. 1582 - Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013, Rules Comm Print (Sponsored by ...
1,836Jul 17, 2013
NSA Data Collection and Surveillance Oversight, Panel 1
The House Judiciary Committee held an unclassified hearing on the Obama administration’s use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) revealed by former National Security Agency (NSA) ...
545Jul 17, 2013
Voting Rights Act
Witnesses testified on the implications of the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which overturned a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Two of the five witnesses ...
2,496Jun 13, 2013
Robert Mueller testified at an FBI oversight hearing. Among the topics he addressed were the Boston Marathon bombings, the disclosure of National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs by ...
79May 20, 2013
House Session, Part 2
1) H.R. 258 - Stolen Valor Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Heck / Judiciary Committee)
2) H.R. 1073 - Nuclear Terrorism Conventions Implementation and Safety of Maritime Navigation Act ...
14,729May 17, 2013
Domestic Use of Drones
Policy and technology experts testified on the use of unmanned aerial systems, commonly known as drones, for domestic law enforcement and surveillance.
3,884May 15, 2013
Justice Department Oversight
Attorney General Eric Holder testified about Justice Department investigations, including revelations that the Justice Department had gathered two months of telephone records of Associated Press ...
408Mar 19, 2013
Electronic Privacy Act
Congress created guidelines for government electronic surveillance with the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA). A House Judiciary Subcommittee examined ways to adapt ECPA to recent ...
148Feb 26, 2013
House Session, Part 2
The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session.
242Dec 12, 2012
NASA Budget and Mission
Witnesses testified on NASA’s strategic direction as the Nation faces budgetary challenges. They also reviewed the National Research Council report on NASA’s strategic direction and ...
181Nov 16, 2012
House Session, Part 2
The House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. *H.R. 6156 was passed, to extend normal trade relations to the Russian Federation and Moldova, while requiring reports on the ...
356Jul 31, 2012
House Session, Part 3
Legislative Business, 19 bills under Suspension of the Rules
83,010Jul 19, 2012
Homeland Security Oversight
Secretary Janet Napolitano testified at an oversight hearing of the Department of Homeland Security. Many questions focused on Secretary Napolitano’s June 15th memo on deferring ...
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