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    House Session

    The House approved a bill, H.R. 3700, that changes federal housing policy. Members also passed a measure that would restrict the Obama administration’s authority to lift…

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    Veterans Affairs Department Disability Claims Backlog

    Officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs testified at a hearing on the department’s implementation of the Veterans Benefits Management System (VBMS) and its efforts to reduce…

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    House Session

    The House approved a bill dealing with lawsuits against the federal government that could result in new regulations and requires the government to give public notice when it begins…

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    House Session

    The House convened for legislative session. Members voted to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood for one year.

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    House Session

    The House passed two bills. The first is a rewrite and reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act. The second is an energy infrastructure bill.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House passed H.R. 511, the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, which aims to clarify labor rights of Native Americans in Native American tribes. The chamber also appointed conferees to…

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    Veterans Affairs Employees Relocation Program

    Veterans Affairs (VA) officials testified at a hearing on employees' alleged abuse of the department’s relocation program and related incentives. Two of the witnesses pleaded the…

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    House Session

    The House voted 240-189 to pass H.R. 3762, a budget reconciliation bill that would repeal several aspects of the Affordable Care Act.

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    House Session

    The House voted 248-177 to pass H.R. 3504, a bill that extends legal protections to any baby born alive during an abortion procedure. Members earlier voted 241-187 to pass H.R. 3134, a…

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    Campus Sexual Assaults

    School administrators and policy experts testified at a hearing on combating sexual assaults on college campuses. One of the topics discussed centered on whether cases should be…

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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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    Health and Human Services Department Policy

    Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified at a hearing on the Department of Health and Human Services' priorities and policies. Some committee members' questions dealt with reports that…

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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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    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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    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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