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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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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened with members giving one minute speeches.

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    Veterans Affairs Health Care and Budget

    Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald testified at a hearing on his department’s fiscal year 2015 budget shortfall. The secretary warned committee members…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House reconvened following a closed-door briefing on Iran, with members expected to debate several amendments to H.R.1734, a bill dealing with coal ash disposal regulations.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules, including one requiring the Veterans Administration to give Congress a report on its medical care for veterans, and one…

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    Medicare Prescription Drug Program

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on reducing fraud and abuse in the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.

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    House Session

    The House approved a bill that increases timber production on federal lands. House leadership pulled the fiscal year 2016 bill to fund the Department of Interior and the Environmental…

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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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    Department of Veterans Affairs Budget

    The House Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing to assess the fiscal state of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the growing wait times for veterans to receive health…

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    House Session

    The House began debate on a bill allowing states to delay their compliance with the EPA’s proposed carbon pollution standards for power plants.

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    House Session

    The House voted 218-208 to approve a motion allowing for fast-track trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation. It would allow Congress to approve or disapprove but not amend U.S.…

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    House Session

    The House voted down a resolution requiring U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq and Syria in the absence of a congressional vote on an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF)…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened with members delivering one-minute speeches on a variety of topics.

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    Takata Air Bag Recall

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on concerns that air bags made by Japanese auto supplier Takata could deploy too forcefully, thus spraying metal fragments inside the vehicle. In May…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session, with members debating the rule for H.R. 2578, a Commerce, Justice, and Science Spending bill. The White House says the president will veto…

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    House Session

    The House passed S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, 420-3. Members voted 387-35 to adopt H.R. 2353, a bill to extend the Highway Trust Fund by two-months. Members…

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    Veterans Affairs Health Care Staffing

    Physicians and nurses representing veteran service organizations testified at a hearing on ways to alleviate staffing issues at health care facilities run by the Department of Veterans…

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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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    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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