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President Trump to address Congress on February 28

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President Trump to address Congress on February 28

Members-elect gather for the 115th Congress freshman class photo. The photo is traditionally taken before the start of each Congress on the stairs of the East Front of the Capitol. (Photo by Fred Schilling)

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The freshman class will be sworn in on January 3, 2017.

Time Session
12:01 P.M. - The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
12:00 P.M. - MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:00 P.M. - The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Denham to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00 P.M. - The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
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Roll Date Bill Result Title/Description
99 02-16 H J RES 43 Passed Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients
98 02-16 H J RES 69 Passed Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to “Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska”
97 02-15 H J RES 42 Passed Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants
96 02-15 H J RES 66 Passed Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by States for non-governmental employees.
95 02-15 H J RES 67 Passed Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by qualified State political subdivisions for non-governmental employees.

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