The United States House of Representatives passes a bill to reauthorize, for a period of six years, a key foreign intelligence collection program. Changes to the program will require the FBI to get a probable cause warrant if it wants to view the contents of Americans' communications swept up in the process.
Trent Franks, a United States representative for Arizona's 8th congressional district, announces his immediate resignation, following allegations that he asked a female staffer to be a surrogate mother for him. Franks previously announced that he would resign from Congress in January 2018. 2017-12-8 (Context: United States House of Representatives)
U.S. Representative John Conyers (D-Mich.) steps down amid allegations of sexual harassment. 2017-12-5 (Context: United States House of Representatives)
The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests Everitt Aaron Jameson, a 25-year-old former Marine, on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack in the Pier 39 area over Christmas. 2017-12-22 (Context: FBI)
The United States Senate and House of Representatives pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which sends it to United States President Donald Trump for signing. This comes after a previous and different version of this legislation was passed by the House yesterday. The law removes the individual insurance mandate from Obamacare. 2017-12-20 (Context: United States House of Representatives)
The United States House of Representatives passes the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 by 227 votes to 203. After being sent to the United States Senate for a vote, the Senate's parliamentarian found that several provisions in the House bill violated Senate rules, which forced the House of Representatives to call a second vote on an altered version of the legislation that has the violating provisions removed. The second vote by the House of Representatives is expected to take place on December 20, 2017. 2017-12-19 (Context: United States House of Representatives)
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