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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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    Defense Authorization Markup, Part 1

    The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up a fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill.  Following opening remarks from the committee chair and ranking member, members voted on…

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    Senate and House Democrats on Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representatives Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Steve Israel (D-NY) held a news conference on defense spending increases in the…

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    Military Construction and VA Spending

    Rebecca Adams talked about the military construction and Department of Veterans Affairs spending bill being debated in the House.

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    Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI) talked about congressional efforts to pass a fiscal year 2016 budget.He also discussed other financial issues.

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    Book Discussion on House of Debt

    Professor Atif Mian talked about his book House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again, in which he looks at the role that…

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    FEMA Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Craig Fugate testified on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) fiscal year 2016 budget request. The request totaled $7.4 billion for disaster preparedness and…

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    Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified on her department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. The request totaled $83.8 billion, including funds for improving…

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    Department of Transportation Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx testified on the department’s budget request for fiscal year 2016. Topics included the May 2015 expiration of the Highway Trust Fund, the Federal…

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