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    House Session, Part 1

    The House took up H. Res. 676, which authorizes a lawsuit against President Obama for executive actions he took to delay the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act. GOP…

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    Health Care Law and Federal Subsidies

    Witnesses testified on federal subsidies to insurance providers under the Affordable Care Act. The subsidies, also referred to as “risk corridors,” limit health care…

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    Veterans Affairs Improvements, Veterans Organizations

    Representatives from various veterans service organizations provided their recommendations for the Veterans Affairs Department and gave their views on the nomination of Robert McDonald as…

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    Veterans Affairs Improvements, Officials

    Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson and Assistant Deputy Undersecretary for Health for Administrative Operations Philip Matkovsky testified about the VA’s efforts to address problems facing…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House considered several bills under suspension of the rules.

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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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    Veterans' Benefits Evaluation Process

    The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs held a hearing on the Veterans Benefit Administration’s (VBA) process for eliminating the backlog of disability claims at the Veterans Affairs…

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    Drug Development and Approval

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on ways to expedite the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) drug development and approval…

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    Veterans Administration Mental Health Care

    The House Veterans Affairs Committee held a hearing on improving access to mental health care services for former soldiers, and the level of care veterans receive for problems such as…

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    House Session

    The House debated under suspension of the rules H.R. 803, a bill that would reauthorize and overhaul a 1998 federal job training programs law that expired in 2003. Members then began…

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    Veterans Administration Whistleblowers, Part 2

    The House Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on the increasing number of whistle-blower complaints within the Veterans Health Administration. Officials spoke about allegations of…

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    Veterans Administration Whistleblowers, Part 1

    The House Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on the increasing number of whistle-blower complaints within the Veterans Health Administration. Witnesses spoke about retaliation…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated a rule governing two bills, including H.R. 4923, the $35 billion Energy and Water Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015.

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    Veteran Health Care Facilities

    Two officials from the Veterans Health Administration testified at a hearing on long wait times for care at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities. Both Republican and…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House continued work on H.R. 4870, the fiscal year 2015 Defense Appropriations bill. The measure included $570.4 billion in discretionary funding, of which $79.4 billion supports…

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    Bureaucracy and Veterans' Health Care, Part 1

    Witnesses testified before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee on bureaucratic challenges facing veterans' health care. Committee Chair Jeff Miller (R-FL) commented on an audit…

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    House Session

    The House debated two bills under suspension of the rules. Later, members resumed debate on the Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill.

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    Veterans' Health Care, Part 1

    Several Veterans Affairs Department officials and the inspector general from the Government Accountability Office testified on delays in veterans' health care and reports of some Veterans…

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    Veterans' Transition to Civilian Life

    Veterans Administration officials and representatives testified on the difficulties military members experience in their transition to civilian life. At the time of the hearing,…

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