07/16/2015

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Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) holds her weekly press conference with the media, during which she expressed deep support for the nuclear agreement reached with Iran that was announced earlier in the week. The day before, Vice President Joe Biden met with House Democrats to gather legislative support for the nuclear accords. (The Hill)

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07/15/2015

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen briefs the House Financial Services Committee on the country’s economic outlook and monetary policy. During the hearing, Yellen had several heated exchanges with members of the committee’s Republican majority and she expressed fierce resistance to proposed legislation increasing Congressional oversight of the Fed. (The Hill)

06/18/2016

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Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) holds her weekly press conference as the House begins a series of votes on the Obama Administration’s request for fast-track authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. A week earlier, Pelosi and a majority of Democrats were successful in blocking the trade bills, but Republicans pushed forward in their efforts to get legislation to President Obama’s desk. (The Hill)

06/12/2015

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Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) departs the Capitol following a series of votes on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Democrats voted en masse to derail a bill providing assistance to workers hurt by free trade in order to defeat legislation granting the Obama Administration fast-track authority to negotiate the TPP trade agreement. (The Hill)