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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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    Climate Change Policy

    Federal officials and climate specialists testified on the Obama administration’s climate change policy. The plan includes a number of executive actions targeting carbon…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate blocked by a vote of 55-43 S. 1845, a bill to extend unemployment insurance benefits that expired at the end of 2013. Members confirmed 96-0 the nomination of Senator Max Baucus…

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    Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified on her department’s fiscal year 2015 budget request, and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The…

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    West Virginia Chemical Spill

    West Virginia state representatives and environmental experts testified on the safety of drinking water following a January 2014 chemical leak that left several thousand West Virginia…

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    Extreme Weather Preparedness

    Witnesses testified on the impact at the federal and state level of extreme weather conditions that many parts of the country were experiencing. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    Postal Reform Act Markup

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a markup hearing on the Postal Service Reform Act. The intent of the bill was to get the U.S. Postal Service out of…

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    Fukushima Task Force Recommendations

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) commissioners testified on efforts to implement the Fukushima Near-Term Task Force recommendations. The task force, formed in reaction to the…

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    Reducing Government Waste

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing to assess whether progress has been made by the federal government in reducing government waste. Witnesses provided a…

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    Homeland Security Inspector General Confirmation Hearing

    John Roth testified on his nomination to become inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security. Topics included departmental loyalties to the former acting inspector general…

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    Government Conference and Travel Spending

    Federal officials testified on the effectiveness of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) policies implemented to reduce conference and travel spending by federal agencies. Members of…

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    Tax Preparation Industry

    Government officials and professional tax preparers testified before the Senate Finance Committee on the tax preparation industry. They discussed national licensing for the industry…

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    Tax Break Extension Bill Markup

    The Senate Finance Committee marked up the “tax extenders” bill, legislation that would extend a set of expired and soon-to-expire temporary tax breaks. They approved the…

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    Federal Government Management

    Management consultants and representatives from government watchdog groups testified at a hearing on practices the federal government might use to improve efficiency and save money.

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    Transportation Infrastructure

    Witnesses testified on national, state and local perspectives on the need for federal transportation infrastructure investment and priorities for the next surface transportation…

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