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    Resolution to Hold Lois Lerner in Contempt of Congress

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee convened for a business meeting to consider a resolution holding Lois Lerner, former IRS director of Exempt Organizations, in contempt of…

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    Justice Department Oversight

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified at a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on Department of Justice operations. Topics included the department’s use of prosecutorial…

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    House Session, Part 3

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated bills to rename the following U.S. Postal Service facilities:
    1) H.R. 1228 - 123 South 9th St in De Pere, WI, as the Corporal Justin D. Ross Post Office Bldg
    Sponsor…

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    House Session

    The House took up a number of bills for consideration, including H.R. 3308, which would require federal agencies to disclose ads they sponsor or materials they provide that are paid for by…

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    Government Surveillance Programs

    Legal experts testified on U.S. surveillance programs and techniques in relation to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Members of the committee expressed concern that there…

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    House Session, Part 2

    Noon Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    1) H.R. 2274 - The Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act, as amended (Sponsored by…

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    Copyright Protection

    Witnesses testified on materials that can be protected under copyright law, the extent of that protection, and specific rights that should and should not be included in that…

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    House Session, Part 1

    Noon Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    1) H.R. 2274 - The Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act, as amended (Sponsored by…

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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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    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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    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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    House Session, Part 1

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

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    House Session, Part 1

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

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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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    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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    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 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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