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    Naval Base Support

    Three Navy commanders testified at a hearing on military readiness and the impact of reduced investment in infrastructure and support to naval bases. Subcommittee members asked…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated and voted on several bills under suspension of the rules.

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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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    Military Operations Against ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified on U.S. military strategy to combat ISIS* militants in Iraq and Syria. Secretary Carter…

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    House Session

    The House approved 363-64 a six-year highway and transportation funding bill. Members also voted in favor of a motion to instruct conferees in negotiations with the Senate. The…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House began preliminary debate on a budget deficit reduction bill that repeals the health care law’s individual mandate and defunds Planned Parenthood for a year.

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    U.S. Military Operations in Afghanistan

    General John Campbell, commander of U.S. Forces - Afghanistan, testified before the House Armed Services Committee on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, as well as the Doctors Without Borders…

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    Health and Human Services Department Policy

    Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified at a hearing on the Department of Health and Human Services' priorities and policies. Some committee members' questions dealt with reports that…

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    Nuclear Deterrence

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on U.S. nuclear deterrence policy.

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    Representative Joe Courtney on the Congressional Agenda

    Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT) talked about the ongoing debate over trade policy, U.S. strategy against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), student loan debt, and the upcoming Supreme Court…

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    Child Nutrition Assistance

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified on rules and regulations for child nutrition programs. The Health, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was set to expire on September 30, 2015. The…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. The House debate H.R. 2685, a fiscal year 2016 Defense Appropriations bill and voted on amendments

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House considered amendments to H.R. 1735.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House considered H.R. 1735, a bill that would authorize $515 billion for national defense programs and $89.2 billion in war funding for overseas contingency operations.

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    Morning Hour

    The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics.

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    House Session

    The House voted 242-184 to pass H.R. 36, a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks and in favor 338-88 on a bill to limit National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance. The House started…

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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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    House Session, Part 2

    Members debated the House Republican fiscal year 2016 budget plan, including $5.5 trillion in cuts over a decade and repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

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    Defense Programs and Combating ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified at a hearing on the Pentagon budget and President Obama’s request for authorization for the…

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    Defense Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Top commanders from the four military branches testified about their program requests in the fiscal year 2016 budget requests for the Department of Defense. Each witness warned of the…

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