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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 considered a closed rule governing debate on H.R. 2575, a bill that would change a provision in the health care law defining a full-time employee from one who averages 30 hours…

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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, Part 2

    The House convened for a legislative session to consider a number of bills under Suspension of the Rules, including H.R. 3370, a bill that would delay national flood insurance program…

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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, Part 3

    1) H.R. 3304-To authorize and request the President to award the Medal of Honor to Bennie G. Adkins and Donald P. Sloat of the US Army for acts of valor during the Vietnam Conflict and to…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session.

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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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    Health Care Law Employer Mandate

    Ethics policy experts and law academics testified on the Obama administration’s decision to delay the employer mandate and the employer information reporting requirements under the…

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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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    House Session, Part 2

    Members debated the fiscal year 2014 homeland security spending bill.

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    IRS Scrutiny of Non-Profit Organizations

    Conservative activists testified on their claims that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had applied additional scrutiny to their tax-exempt status applications.

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    Internal Revenue Service Scrutiny of Non-Profit Groups, Part 2

    Acting Commissioner Steven Miller and Inspector J. Russell George testified about revelations that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had applied additional scrutiny to groups applying for…

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    House Session

    The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session.

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    Treasury Secretary Lew on Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on President Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2014 budget.*Topics addressed in the hearing included…

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    House Ceremonial Swearing-In, Part 1

    House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected representatives. The event happens at the start of each Congress. The official swearing-in…

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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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