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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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    Senate Session, Part 1

    After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond one hour), Senate will continue consideration of S. 1197, National Defense Authorization Act.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Senate Session

    The Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S.815, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

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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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    Senate Session

    Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 815, Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

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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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    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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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session.

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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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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued consideration of H. J.Res. 59, Continuing Appropriations Resolution. The filing deadline for germane first-degree amendments to the joint resolution was 1 p.m.

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    Government Shutdown and the Economy

    Economists testified on the impact of a federal government shutdown and a failure by Congress to raise the debt limit on jobs and the economy.

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    Health Care-Related Infections

    Witnesses testified on efforts to reduce health care-related infections from various medical treatments. One of the witnesses recounted his son’s death from sepsis following a…

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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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    Homeland Security Threats

    Former officials testified about challenges to homeland security and department operations in the ten years since the Department of Homeland Security was created. Among the topics they…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued debate on a resolution authorizing the use of force against Syria for chemical weapons attacks on civilians.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate confirmed the nominations of Nancy Jean Schiffer and Mark Gaston Pearce to be members of the National Labor Relations Board.

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