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    House Session

    The House debated under suspension of the rules H.R. 803, a bill that would reauthorize and overhaul a 1998 federal job training programs law that expired in 2003. Members then began…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    IRS Targeting Investigation, Part 1

    Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' criteria to process applications of tax-exempt…

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    Tax Provisions Extension Markup

    The House Ways and Means Committee marked up several bills intended to make permanent several tax credits. They included five bills that would make charitable giving policies permanent…

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    U.S. Trade Policy Agenda

    U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman testified on the Obama administration’s trade policy agenda. He said he expected to finish negotiations on a trade deal amongst Pacific…

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    House Session

    The House passed, 238-181, a bill for a permanent “doc fix,” the formula used for paying doctors under Medicare. The formula is known as Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR).

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    Health and Human Services Department Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

    Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified on the Health and Human Services Department fiscal year 2015 budget request. She said that there was no plan to delay the health care law’s…

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    Treasury Secretary Lew on Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified on President Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. In his opening statement he also addressed President Obama’s executive order…

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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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    IRS Oversight

    John Koskinen testified on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operations and the 2014 tax return filing season. He said recent budget cuts would mean fewer audits and a lower level of…

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    House Session, Part 1

    Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 3521 - The Department of Veterans Affairs Major Medical Facility Lease Authorization Act of 2013, as amended (Sponsored by…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    Affordable Care Act Implementation

    Marilyn Tavenner testified about the problems with the release of the Healthcare.gov Web site for the federal health insurance exchange. Ms. Tavenner in her opening statement…

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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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    Health Care Law Implementation

    Witnesses testified on the status of their agencies' implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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    U.S. Trade Policy

    U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman testified on the Obama administration’s trade agenda. He said that an Asia-Pacific trade deal including Japan could be finished by the…

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    Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate

    Mark Iwry testified on the Obama Administration’s decision to move the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate deadline from 2014 to 2015 and the legal justification for the…

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    House Session, Part 3

    H.R. 2667 - Authority for Mandate Delay Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep.*Tim Griffin / Ways and Means Committee) H.R. 2668 - Fairness for American Families Act (Subject to a Rule)…

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    House Session

    One Minute Speeches H.R. 2609 - Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014 (Open Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen / Appropriations…

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    IRS Scrutiny of Non-Profit Organizations

    Daniel Werfel testified on the status of the investigation into the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and its reported targeting of tax-exempt status applicants for more stringent review based…

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