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    Border Security

    Immigration enforcement officials testified on border security and immigration issues. They said a comprehensive immigration bill would make it easier to police U.S.…

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    Affordable Care Act Implementation Problems

    Marilyn Tavenner, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), testified at a hearing on the online health insurance marketplace. In her testimony she said…

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    Social Security Disability Fraud, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on fraudulent Social Security disability benefits claims. Attorney Eric Conn was accused of hiring doctors to submit false health assessments and…

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    Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Conference Committee Meeting

    House and Senate negotiators held their first formal meeting on the 2014 federal budget. The conference committee was supposed to come up with a budget plan by mid December 2013, as…

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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    Douglas Elmendorf testified on the Congressional Budget Office report The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2014 to 2024. Many questions dealth with the impact of the Affordable Care Act on…

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    Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Conference Meeting

    Doug Elmendorf testified before the House and Senate budget Conference Committee. He told members that even a short term agreement on spending levels would be better than no deal at…

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    Postal Service Reform Bill Markup

    Members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee marked up legislation to reform the U.S. Postal Service and get it out of debt. Following a lengthy debate…

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    Access to Primary Heath Care

    Physicians, nurses, and other health care industry officials testified on ways to increase Americans' access to primary care doctors. The Association of American Medical Colleges…

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    Postal Service Reform

    Postal Service leaders, government officials, employee advocates, and economic and accounting experts testified on proposed reforms to the U.S. Postal Service, focusing on the…

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    Retirement Savings

    Retirement specialists testified on the state of workers' retirement funds. According to a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee study, the difference between what…

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    Future of Long-Term Health Care Policy

    Witnesses testified on the Federal Commission on Long Term Care’s recommended changes to U.S. long-term care financing and delivery system. They focused on the importance of…

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    Cybersecurity Threats

    Witnesses testified on the implementation of President Obama’s executive order to address cyber threats to the U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in her testimony said…

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    Higher Education

    College and university presidents and a vice president of a career advancement organization testified at a hearing on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. They focused on…

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    Federal Student Loan Program

    Witnesses testified on ways the Higher Education Act can be improved to help students and their families navigate the federal student loan process. Issues discussed included the need…

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    OMB Director Burwell on Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

    White House Budget Director Sylvia Burwell testified at a Senate Budget Committee hearing on President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal. Topics included defense budget…

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    Employment Non-Discrimination Act

    Senate Democrats spoke to reporters before taking a final vote on ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Each urged House Speaker John Boehner to put the bill up for a House…

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    Dental Care Costs

    Witnesses testified about the high cost of dental care and the availability of dental health care insurance. They also talked about a report showing that more than four out of 10…

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    Immigration and Border Security

    Representatives from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, and the Homeland Security Inspector General’s office testified on provisions of the…

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    Crude Oil Export Ban

    Energy and climate change experts testified on the advantages and disadvantages of lifting the ban on U.S. crude oil exports.

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    Senate Session

    Senate will continue consideration of S. 815, Employment Non-Discrimination Act. At 11:45 a.m., Senate will vote on or in relation to Reid (for Toomey/Flake) Amendment No. 2013 to…

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