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    Environmental Regulations and the Rural Economy

    Administrator Gina McCarthy testified on the impact of her Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations on the rural economy, including possible effects on farmers and…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated a number of suspension bills, including one to improve mental health care and suicide prevention programs for treating female veterans.

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    Combating ISIS

    Former intelligence and diplomatic officials offered policy recommendations at a hearing on combating ISIS* in Iraq and Syria. Former acting CIA Director Michael Morell told committee…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed a short-term highway funding bill that extends funding through December 7.

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    Veterans Affairs Employees Relocation Program

    Veterans Affairs (VA) officials testified at a hearing on employees' alleged abuse of the department’s relocation program and related incentives. Two of the witnesses pleaded the…

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    Veterans Affairs Health Care System

    House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Chair Jeff Miller (R-FL), and Representative Tim Walz (D-MN) talked about concerns with the Department of Veterans Affairs health care…

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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program

    Air Force officials testified at a hearing on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program. F-35 Joint Program Executive Director Lieutenant General Christopher Bogdan and F-35 Integration…

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    Dietary Guidelines

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified at a hearing on the development of nutrition guidelines. Issues included he process…

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    Department of Agriculture Oversight

    Secretary Tom Vilsack testified at an oversight hearing on Department of Agriculture programs. Much of the hearing was focused on a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) clean…

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    House Session

    The House began debate on a bill allowing states to delay their compliance with the EPA’s proposed carbon pollution standards for power plants.

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    Veterans Suicide Risk

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the heavy reliance on medication by veterans and the possible adverse effects of opioid therapy, including the risk of suicide.

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    Veterans and Health Care Contracts

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the procurement of non-Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care services for former soldiers who usually receive medical care from VA…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated a Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) reauthorization bill, followed by debate on several bills under suspension of the rules. Members were also expected to…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted on bills debated earlier in the day under suspension of the rules. 

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    Veterans Health Care and Benefits

    The House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees held a joint hearing to receive legislative presentations from multiple veterans' service organizations. Topics included the G.I.…

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    Defense Authorization Markup, Part 2

    The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up a fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill. In part 2, members voted on more en bloc amendment packages.

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    Defense Authorization Markup, Part 4

    The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up a fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill. Members debated amendments on defense funding for technology developments, missile…

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    Whistleblower Protections

    Health system doctors and officials who were whistleblowers in the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital scandal testified on the retaliation and punishment they were subjected to after…

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    Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Witnesses testified at a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on the fiscal year 2016 budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA was requesting $168 billion in…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated two bills under suspension of the rules, including H.R. 203, legislation aimed at preventing and reducing military and veteran suicides. 

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