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    Federal Response to Rise in Autism Rates

    Domestic and advocacy group officials testified about autism. Among the topics they discussed were efforts to increase awareness and understanding of the disease, the cost of the…

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    Medicare Advantage Program

    The Medicare Advantage program is an alternative to the FIFA insurance program, offered by private companies, and about 1 of every 4 Medicare recipients take part in the program. The…

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    Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

    Glenn Hackbarth spoke about a Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) report on the operation of Medicare programs. The report had several recommendations, including caps on…

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    House Session, Part 2

    12p One Minute Speeches (15 per side) H.R. 5743 - Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Structured Rule) The rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order…

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    House Session, Part 1

    One Minute Speeches (15 per side) Complete Consideration of H.R. 3408 - Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of Environmental, Energy, and Resource Security (PIONEERS) Act,…

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    House Session

    Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Ryan / Budget Committee / Rules Committee) The rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following…

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    House Session

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    House Session

    H.R. 3630 - Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011 (Closed Rule, 90 Minutes of Debate) Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 3421 - Fallen Heroes of…

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    House Session

    The House voted on H.J.Res. 2, the Balanced Budget Amendment.

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    Trade Agreements Markup

    The House Ways and Means Committee marked up three trade agreements between the U.S. and Colombia, Panama, and South Korea.

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    Medicare Provider Payment Policies

    Health care leaders testified on Medicare payment provisions and their impact on the federal budget. The certain Medicare provider payment policies scheduled to expire by December 31,…

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    House Session

    A vote on a Continuing Resolution to keep the federal government funded failed by a vote of 195 to 230.

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    House Session, Part 1

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    House Session

    The House took up House Speaker John Boehner’s plan to lift the debt ceiling.

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    House Session, Part 1

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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    House Republicans leaders spoke to reporters about their proposal for a balanced budget amendment. They also answered questions about negotiations with President Obama on the budget…

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    House Session

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    Debt and Equity Tax Treatment

    Witnesses testified about overhauling the tax code and the economic impacts of taxation on business and individual debt. This was the first tax-related joint hearing of the Senate Finance…

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    Financial State of Medicare

    Social Security and Medicare Trustees Charles Blahous and Robert Reischauer testified on the financial state of Medicare. They blamed the economy for the worsening financial state of…

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    House Session

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