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    Prescription Drug Market

    Chief executive officers (CEOs) of several pharmaceutical companies and two Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials testified at a hearing on prescription drug cost increases. The…

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    House Session

    The House approved a bill, H.R. 3700, that changes federal housing policy. Members also passed a measure that would restrict the Obama administration’s authority to lift…

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    House Session

    The House approved a bill dealing with lawsuits against the federal government that could result in new regulations and requires the government to give public notice when it begins…

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    House Session

    The House passed the Red River Private Property Act, which would require the Bureau of Land Management to sell land to individuals who own property on the Texas river.

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    New U.S. Embassy in London

    State Department officials testified at a hearing on the department’s Inspector General report on efforts to open a new U.S. Embassy in London in 2017 and the latest cost…

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    House Session

    The House passed two bills. The first is a rewrite and reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act. The second is an energy infrastructure bill.

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    House Democrats' Legislative Agenda

    Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) talked about his party’s agenda for the remainder of the congressional session. Topics included upcoming fiscal deadlines, national security…

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    House Session

    The House debated and voted on amendments to a multi-year highway and transportation funding bill. Several amendments involve reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated and voted on amendments to a a multi-year highway and transportation funding bill.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The Senate approved by a 266-167 vote a two-year, $80 billion budget agreement that also raises the debt ceiling. 

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    House Democrats on the Debt Limit

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), and Representatives James Clyburn (D-SC) and Peter Welch (D-VT) held a news conference on legislation to raise…

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    House Session

    The House approved two bill. One, H.R. 692, the Default Prevention Act, deals with federal debt repayments dealt with prioritizing federal debt payments. The other reauthorizes…

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    No Labels Convention, Congressional Panel

    A panel of congressmen, moderated by A.B. Stoddard, talked about the challenges of getting anything accomplished in Congress and the need for bipartisanship. Topics included changes of…

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    Volkswagen Emissions Investigation

    Michael Horn, president and chief executive officer of Volkswagen Group of America, testified at a hearing investigating allegations of air quality standards cheating by the German…

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    Planned Parenthood Funding

    Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Republican committee members criticized the non-profit organization…

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    State Insurance Marketplaces

    Officials from state health insurance marketplaces testified about the ongoing management and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The witnesses described challenges their states…

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    House Session

    The House considered a number of bills, including ones dealing with “frivolous” lawsuits and another seeking to defund Planned Parenthood. Darin LaHood (R-IL) was sworn in…

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    Labeling Genetically Modified Foods

    Industry and legal experts testified at a hearing on the role genetic engineering plays in the U.S. food supply and the impact of state-specific labeling regulations on interstate commerce…

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill to expand the Veterans Affairs Department’s authority to fire or demote VA employees based on performance. It also approved a three-month extension of…

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    FCC Oversight

    Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Ajit Pai testified at an oversight hearing of their agency’s priorities. They also discussed rural access to…

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