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Date: May 31, 2016 7:41 a.m.

Bill Summary

H.R. 4909: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017

Date: May 26, 2016 1:46 p.m.

Vote

On the Nomination PN771: Laura S. H. Holgate, of Virginia, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the International Atomic Energy Agency, with the rank of ...

Nomination Confirmed 67/29

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Date: May 26, 2016

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)

H.Res. 751: Relating to consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2577) making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for ...

Date: May 26, 2016 11:25 a.m.

Vote

H.Res. 751: Relating to consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2577) making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for ...

Passed 233/180

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Date: May 26, 2016 11:18 a.m.

Vote

On Ordering the Previous Question: H.Res. 751: Relating to consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2577) making ...

Passed 236/180

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Date: May 26, 2016

Failed House

H.R. 5055: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017

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