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    Department of Veterans Affairs Budget

    The House Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing to assess the fiscal state of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the growing wait times for veterans to receive health…

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    Wall Street Journal CFO Conference, Shaun Donovan

    Shaun Donovan talked about the likelihood of reaching a deal over the debt ceiling and avoiding a government shutdown. He spoke at a day-long Wall Street Journal CFO Network…

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    Wall Street Journal CFO Network, Representative Paul Ryan

    House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) was interviewed at a Wall Street Journal CFO Network day-long forum. He talked about the federal budget and Obama administration tax…

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    Lee Authorization of Force Amendment Debate

    Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) offered two amendments related to authorizing the use of force to fight *ISIL. The second amendment would not allow using the 2002 authorization for…

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    Affordable Care Act Implementation

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified before the House Ways and Means Committee. The hearing, which was listed as a fiscal year 2016 budget hearing, centered on…

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    Transportation Security Administration Funding

    Chad Wolf talked about the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) funding, training practices, and technology. He also discussed a inspector general recent report showing…

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    Amtrak and Highway Funding Bill

    Stephanie Beasley talked by remote video from Capitol Hill about the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development spending bill being debated in the…

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    Congressional Budget Office Oversight

    Keith Hall testified on the Congressional Budget Office’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. Among the issues he addressed were tax policy, the budget deficit and national debt,…

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    House Debate on Highway and Transportation Funding

    House members debated a short-term extension of funding for highway and public transportation projects. Several Democrats came to the floor to discuss their dissatisfaction with the…

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    Book Discussion on We Are Better Than This

    Professor Edward Kleinbard talked about his book We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money, in which he argues that government spending, which is often overshadowed by…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “Should government funding for Amtrak increase?” Julie Zauzmer was interviewed by phone about the May 12 Amtrak…

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    FCC Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler and Republican Commissioner Ajit Pai testified at a hearing on the commission’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2016, which totaled…

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    Justice Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified on the Justice Department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. This was her first appearance before Congress since her confirmation as…

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    Defense Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified about the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. Secretary Carter…

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    Senators on the Fiscal Year 2016 House-Senate Budget

    Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Patty Murray (D-WA), John McCain (R-AZ), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Charles Schumer (D-NY) spoke about fiscal year the 2016 House-Senate budget agreement.

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    House-Senate Budget Conference Report

    Jonathan Nicholson talked about the House-Senate budget conference report, which the Senate began debate on that day.

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    House Debate on House-Senate Budget Report

    House members debated the House-Senate Budget Report. The House originally passed its budget 228 to 199 and the Senate 52 to 46. A conference committee worked out differences between…

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    National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    The director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the heads of several medical research institutes testified on the NIH fiscal year 2016 budget request. The witnesses…

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    Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Sarah Mimms talked about the House-Senate 2016 Budget Resolution Conference Report being debated in the House.

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    Defense Authorization Markup, Part 2

    The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up a fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill. In part 2, members voted on more en bloc amendment packages.

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