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    Health and Human Services Department Priorities

    Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified at a hearing on the Department of Health and Human Services' priorities and policies.

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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 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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    News Review with Representative Phil Roe

    Representative Phil Roe (R-TN), a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, talked about various legislative proposals to overhaul the No Child Left Behind law, and other…

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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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    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 Republican Leadership News Conference

    Members of the House Republican Leadership held a news conference to discuss a variety of issues including the a trade authority bill that failed to pass in the house last week and the…

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    House Session

    The House voted 278-149 to pass the fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill. The House also passed the Africa trade bill, 397-32. The House voted on the rule for fast-frack trade…

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    Veterans Suicide Risk

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the heavy reliance on medication by veterans and the possible adverse effects of opioid therapy, including the risk of suicide.

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    Veterans Health Care and Benefits

    The House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees held a joint hearing to receive legislative presentations from multiple veterans' service organizations. Topics included the G.I.…

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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 2

    The House convened for a legislative session. The House debated the fiscal year 2016 Military Construction and Energy and Water Appropriations bills.

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    Whistleblower Protections

    Health system doctors and officials who were whistleblowers in the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital scandal testified on the retaliation and punishment they were subjected to after…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Representative Phil Roe (R-TN) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about the bipartisan legislation the House passed during the week to strengthen Medicare by…

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    House Session

    The House debated and voted on H. Res. 173, a bill to replace the Medicare reimbursement formula for doctors, also known as the “doc fix,” and to reauthorize the…

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    House Session

    The House debated and voted on two measure. One expressed disapproval of union rules changes issued in 2014 by the National Labor Relations Board. The second set new spending levels for…

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 1030, the Secret Science Reform Act, which prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing new rules unless scientific data and technical information is…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House voted 253-169 to pass H.R. 161, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act.

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    House Session, Part 1

    Members of both parties read the Constitution.

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    House Session

    Members passed H.R. 30, a bill defining a full-time work week as 40 hours under the Affordable Care Act. Later, members delivered special order speeches.

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