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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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    Marijuana Policy

    Michael Botticelli testified on the Obama administration’s marijuana policy. The hearing occurred as a number of states had decriminalized or legalized marijuana possession,…

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    Internal Revenue Service Scrutiny of Non-Profit Groups, Part 1

    Top Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury Department officials testified about practices and culture within the IRS, as well as revelations that the IRS had inappropriately…

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    IRS Conference Spending, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified on an Treasury Department inspector general’s report on more than $4 million Internal Revenue Service spending on an August 2010 conference hosted by the Small…

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    Internal Revenue Service Scrutiny of Non-Profit Groups, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified on allegations that conservative groups were wrongly targeted for closer scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service. A focus was on if senior IRS officials in…

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    Air Force Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh testified about the fiscal year 2015 budget request of $109.3 billion, which included cutting over…

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    Defense Budget Cuts and Acquisition

    Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine officials testified on the impact of defense budget cuts. They detailed the effects of cuts on recruitment, maintenance of vehicles, acquisition,…

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    Defense Department Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Joint Chiefs Chair General Martin Dempsey, and Defense Undersecretary Robert Hale testified before the House Armed Services Committee on the fiscal year…

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    Defense Department Sequestration Budget Cuts

    Republican members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees spoke to reporters about their proposal for averting sequestration defense cuts. In their remarks they dismissed…

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    Identity Theft and Tax Fraud

    Treasury officials testified at a hearing on identity theft-related tax fraud at the IRS, which had grown by 413 percent over the preceding five years. Georgia State Revenue…

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    House Session

    The House met for a legislative session. Later in the evening the House considered and voted to approve a federal budget agreement for fiscal year 2014. The measure passed on a vote of…

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    Military Spending Cuts

    Representatives of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines testified on the impact of sequestration on military budgets and operations in fiscal year 2014. During his testimony, General…

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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 Republicans on Defense Budget Cuts

    Republican leaders of the House Armed Services Committee talked about the effect of sequestration budget cuts on defense programs.
    “Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which…

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    Use of Military Force in Syria

    Secretary of State Kerry, Secretary of Defense Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chairman Dempsey testified about the Obama administration’s request for authorization for the use of force in…

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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations at Lackland Air Force Base

    Witnesses testified on allegations of sexual misconduct by basic training instructors at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. General Mark Welsh, Air Force chief of staff,…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed a bill that would provide relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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    House Session

    The House worked to complete action on a bill (HR3590) to ease restrictions on hunters and fishermen utilizing federal public lands. Roll call votes on two amendments were scheduled to…

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    Fiscal Year 2014 Defense Authorization Markup, Part 1

    The House Armed Services Committee marked up the fiscal year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act for the Defense Department, national security programs, and overseas contingency…

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    House Session, Part 1

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

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