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Emotional Duffy send-off from Financial Services Committee

Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., takes her seat for the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on "NATO at 70: An Indispensable Alliance" on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Rep. Sean P. Duffy, R-Wis., spoke for what will likely be his last time as a member of the House Financial Services Committee Thursday. He took a moment at the end of remarks on border security to thank colleagues for “the friendships and camaraderie.”  Duffy thanked the Democratic committee chairwoman, Rep. Maxine Waters specifically for “always” treating him with respect. His comments spurred a collegial and impromptu tribute with Waters thanking him for the “good times and the bad times” and Rep. Ann Wagner choking up during her well wishes.

Hasan Minhaj testifies at student loans hearing

Hasan Minhaj testified at a House hearing Tuesday on student loans.(Graham MacGillivray via House Financial Services Committee/CQ-Roll Call)

Comedian and host of the Netflix show “Patriot Act” Hasan Minhaj testified at a House Financial Services Committee hearing Tuesday. He was part of a five-person panel to brief lawmakers on issues with the federal student loan program. In February, Minhaj dedicated a 27-minute episode of the show to the issue.

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Danny Glover on reparations bill: ‘Policy is moral, democratic — an economic imperative’

Actor Danny Glover walks in before testifying about reparations for the descendants of slaves during a hearing before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday June 19, 2019. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

Danny Glover, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Sen. Cory Booker, among others, appeared before a House Judiciary subcommittee Wednesday to testify on HR 40.

9/11 first responders ‘did their jobs … do yours’: Watch Jon Stewart rip lawmakers

Entertainer and activist Jon Stewart holds up the jacket of first responder Ray Pfeifer before testifying at a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee as it considers permanent authorization of the Victim Compensation Fund in Washington on Tuesday June 11, 2019. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

The House Judiciary Committee convened Tuesday to hear from 9/11 first responders, family members and advocates for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

Jon Stewart, a fund proponent, said Congress’ slow response to the health needs of the first responders was a stain on the institution, contrasting that with how quickly the FDNY and NYPD sprung into action after the 9/11 attacks.

Gaetz: ‘We’re playing out our own version of That ‘70s Show’

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., is seen during a House Judiciary markup in May. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Rep. Matt Gaetz engaged in a testy exchange with former White House counsel under Richard Nixon, John Dean, who appeared before the House Judiciary Committee in a hearing on lessons learned from the Mueller report.

Collins: ‘The ‘70s called, they want their star witness back’

Former White House counsel John Dean speaks at a House Judiciary hearing Monday in the Rayburn Building titled “Lessons from the Mueller Report: Presidential Obstruction and Other Crimes.”  (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

The House Judiciary Committee convened Monday to hear from four witnesses on lessons from the nearly two-year long Robert S. Mueller III-led investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The Committee's leadoff witness was John Dean, former White House Counsel under President Richard Nixon during Watergate. His testimony was meant to provide historical context from Watergate to Mueller's findings today.

‘It is my body, not the state's’, Busy tells Judiciary Committee

Actor Busy Philipps prepares to testify during House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties hearing titled "Threats to Reproductive Rights in America," on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Philipps talked about her decision to have an abortion at age 15. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

"I am not speaking about birth, sir, I am speaking about abortion," former Dawson's Creek actress Busy Philipps told Rep. Louie Gohmert in a heated exchange.

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What's the Status of the IRS Commissioner Impeachment Debate?

A tense House Judiciary Committee hearing was held Wednesday on the impeachment of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, and it seems unlikely there will be a resolution this month. Koskinen fielded questions about a scandal -- that the agency applied extra scrutiny to conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status -- that has badgered the IRS since before he became commissioner. How did this come about and what's expected to happen next in Congress?