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The FBI and TSA assured lawmakers at a U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Subcommittee meeting last week that the no-fly list is capable of countering the threat posed by ISIS, particularly westerners who may have joined the cause.

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A number of trade groups in the United States, including the Chamber of Commerce, the National Retail Federation, and the International Franchise Association, have launched "More Time for Full Time," pushing Congress to change the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) definition of full time work from 30 hours to 40 hours per week.

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Both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate left town late September 18 following a vote in the Senate to keep the government open and extend the Export-Import Bank's charter through June. Members of Congress have returned to their districts to campaign, with Congress in recess until after election day sometime in mid-November.

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The U.S. House of Representatives was to begin work September 19 on its energy legislation package in what could be the final energy-related legislative actions and final votes before breaking for the midterm elections.

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On the heels of President Obama's trip to Tampa, Florida, to talk with top military advisors on how to respond to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), a symbolic vote on the ISIS fight in the House of Representatives brought together an unlikely alliance between House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to block the TSA from lifting a cap on a ticket fee that funds security operations.

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With only a handful of legislative days left before the midterm elections, lawmakers in the U.S. Congress are scrambling this week to make sure they get everything taken care of on their list.

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Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), chair of the House Transportation Committee, said this week that his committee has already been working on an FAA reauthorization bill for over a year, talking to aviation organizations as a bill begins to take shape, and looking to avoid another 3-year 23-extension FAA reauthorization.

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Did you know there is legislation pending in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate (H.R. 3708 and S. 2103) that would expand the FAA's current and successful Sport Pilot standard by not requiring pilots to obtain a third-class medical certificate? Have you weighed in with your elected House member and your two senators?

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The stopgap funding measure that the U.S. Congress had planned to vote on last week has been delayed in favor of debating whether to include authorization to expand in Syria the fight against the terrorist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL).

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