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    Budget and Economic Outlook

    Congressional Budget Office Director Keith Hall shared the office’s 2015 budget outlook. The CBO predicts that the $426 billion deficit is smaller than previously…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He emphasized that for the U.S. economy to keep growing Congress would have to complete its work of re-authorizing the Export-Import Bank…

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    Broadband Coverage in Rural Areas

    Tony Romm talked about Politico’s investigation of the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) that found the agency misspent stimulus funds. RUS is the agency responsible for providing…

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    Newsmakers with Representative Harold Rogers

    House Appropriations Committee Chair Harold Rogers (R-KY) talked about the appropriations process, which had become increasingly encumbered by partisanship in recent years, and the…

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    Veterans Affairs Health Care and Budget

    Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald testified at a hearing on his department’s fiscal year 2015 budget shortfall. The secretary warned committee members…

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    Senate Agreement on 6-Year Highway Funding Bill

    Stephanie Beasley talked by video from Capitol Hill about the preliminary agreement reached in the Senate on a six-year highway funding bill. 

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    House Debate on Highway Funding Bill

    The House debated a temporary extension of highway and transit funding through the summer/fall construction season as the Highway Trust Fund was running out of money. The extension…

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    Federal Highway Funding

    Laura Barron-Lopez talked by video from Capitol Hill about a federal highway funding bills being considered in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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    House Removal of Confederate Battle Flags

    Devin Henry spoke by video from Capitol Hill about amendments restricting display of the Confederate battle flag that were added to the House fiscal year 2016 Interior and Environment…

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    National Institutes of Health Funding and Medical Cures Legislation

    Melanie Zanona was interviewed about a House bill to fund the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The legislation would also revamp biomedical…

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    Fiscal Year 2016 Interior and Environment Spending Bill

    Lauren Gardner reported by video from Capitol Hill about the fiscal year 2016 Interior and Environment spending bill the House was debating that week.

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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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    Fiscal Year 2016 Defense Authorization

    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Armed Services Committee Chair John McCain (R-AZ), and other members of the Senate Republican leadership held a news conference following Senate…

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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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