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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 80-foot-tall Engelmann Spruce was selected among 'plenty of good candidates for the Capitol Christmas Tree,' said Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers. The U.S. Forest Service has upheld tradition of selecting the Capitol Christmas Tree since 1970.

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Lighting Ceremony Scheduled for December 6.

Time (EST) Session
12/6
10:00 am
Hearing: Examining Decades of Data Manipulation at the United States Geological Survey Committee on Natural Resources:
12/6
10:00 am
Hearing: American Compassion in India: Government Obstacles Committee on Foreign Affairs:
12/6
10:00 am
Hearing: Roundtable on the Impact of Autonomous Vehicle Technology on America’s Transportation Systems Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Washington, DC
12/6
2:00 pm
Hearing: Step or Stumble: The Obama Administrations Pivot to Asia Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
12/6
2:00 pm
Hearing: The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act FITARA Scorecard 3.0: Measuring Agencies Implementation Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommitte on Information Technology
12/6
3:00 pm
Business Meeting: H.R. 5143Transparent Insurance Standards Act of 2016 Committee on Rules:
12/7
9:00 am
Hearing: Examining the Costs of Overclassification on Transparency and Security Committee on Oversight and Government Reform:
12/7
10:00 am
Hearing: Waste and Duplication in the USDA Catfish Inspection Program Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health
12/7
10:00 am
Hearing: 1890 Land-Grant Institutions: Recruitment Challenges and Scholarship Opportunities Committee on Agriculture:
12/7
10:00 am
Hearing: Hearing entitled “Unconventional Monetary Policy” Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade
12/7
10:00 am
Hearing: Corruption: A Danger to Democracy in Europe and Eurasia Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats
12/7
10:00 am
Markup: Full Committee Markup (December 07, 2016) Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure:
12/7
2:00 pm
Hearing: Time and Attendance Abuse at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Government Operations
12/7
2:00 pm
Hearing: California National Gaurd Bonus Repayment Issue Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Personnel
12/7
3:00 pm
Business Meeting: S. 612To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo Texas as the George P. Kazen Federal Building and United States Courthouse. Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation WIIN Act Committee on Rules:
12/8
9:00 am
Hearing: "DATA Act Implementation Check-in." Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Government Operations
12/8
9:00 am
Hearing: "Oversight Review of the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ship LCS Program" Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
12/8
9:30 am
Hearing: Hearing entitled “The Impact of Regulations on Short-Term Financing” Committee on Financial Services: Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
12/8
10:00 am
Hearing: Mixed Martial Arts: Issues and Perspectives Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade
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Time Session
7:19 P.M. - The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on December 6, 2016.
7:19 P.M. - On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:19 P.M. - Mr. Thompson (PA) moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:13 P.M. - ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:12 P.M. - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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Roll Date Bill Result Title/Description
603 12-05 S 1635 Passed Department of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017
602 12-05 H R 6427 Passed Creating Financial Prosperity for Businesses and Investors Act
601 12-05 H R 5015 Passed Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act
600 12-02 S 2943 Passed National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
599 12-01 H R 6392 Passed Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act

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