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    U.S. Consulate Attack in Benghazi, Libya, Part 1

    State Department officials testified at a hearing on the September 11, 2012, terrorist attacks of on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Among the topics they addressed were the…

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    Presidential Powers and the Constitution

    Legal scholars testified on the constitutionality of some of President Obama’s uses of executive branch powers. They focused on the administration’s one-year delay of the…

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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified about Justice Department investigations, including revelations that the Justice Department had gathered two months of telephone records of Associated…

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    HealthCare.gov Web Site Implementation, Panel 1

    Information technology officials testified on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s HealthCare.gov Web site. The witnesses were from the Centers for Medicare and…

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 933, a continuing resolution to fund the government through the remainder of fiscal year 2013, by a 267-151 margin.

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    Internal Revenue Service Scrutiny of Non-Profit Groups, Part 2

    Top Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury Department officials testified about practices and culture within the IRS.

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    NSA Data Collection and Surveillance Oversight, Panel 1

    The House Judiciary Committee held an unclassified hearing on the Obama administration’s use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) revealed by former National Security…

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    Immigration Policy, Panel 1, Part 2

    Witnesses resumed testifying on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a comprehensive immigration bill.*
    There was a brief disturbance by protestors.
    The members of…

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    IRS Implementation of Affordable Care Act, Part 2

    Sarah Hill Ingram continued to testify about the role of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in implementing the health care law. She said that the process was going well and that systems…

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    House Ceremonial Swearing-In, Part 1

    House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected representatives. The event happens at the start of each Congress. The official swearing-in…

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    House Session, Part 1

    H.R. 982 - Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act

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    Veterans Affairs Spending on Conferences

    Veterans Affairs Department officials testified at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the money spent on two department conferences in 2011. A former department…

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    House Session

    Following One Minutes, House will debate the rule for H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013.

    At approximately 1:40-1:50 p.m. the House will have its first vote…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session.

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    U.S. Postal Service Reform

    United States Postal Service officials testified at the House Oversight Committee on the Postal Service budget and debt issues. They asked Congress to allow them to drop Saturday…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

    H.R. 3309 a bill to overhaul the U.S. patent system

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    House Session, Part 1

    The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session.

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    American-U.S. Airways Merger

    Airline and business group representatives and antitrust analysts testified about the impact on competition and consumers of the proposed merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways.

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    House Session

    The House met to consider a series of temporary spending measures to re-open certain programs and parts of government following closures that began on October 1.

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    Postal Service Reform

    Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and others testified on how to make the U.S. Postal Service successful in the 21st Century. Postmaster General Donahoe urged Congress to allow the…

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