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    Affordable Care Act Implementation

    Representatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act within their respective…

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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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    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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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated a rule for two bills, H.R. 4718 and H.R. 5016. Later they continued work on amendments to H.R. 4923, a bill that would provide appropriations for energy and water programs…

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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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    General Motors Ignition Switch Recall

    Mary Barra and Anton Valukas testified on General Motor' internal report on why the automaker waited so long to issue a recall on a defective ignition switch found in certain…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House continued consideration of H.R. 4435, a bill that would authorize programs of the Defense Department for fiscal year 2015, and another bill that would overhaul the National…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debates six suspension bills, including one condemning the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, for the abduction of 276 schoolgirls. 

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    House Session

    The House passed, 238-181, a bill for a permanent “doc fix,” the formula used for paying doctors under Medicare. The formula is known as Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR).

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    Satellite Television and Localism Act

    Witnesses testified on the the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA), which governs the satellite television industry. One part of the law ensures access to local…

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    Drug Shortages

    Officials from the Food and Drug Administration and the Government Accountability Office testified on the findings of an report on the FDA’s efforts to address drug…

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    House Sesson

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    HealthCare.gov Web Site Implementation

    Gary Cohen, a senior Obama administration official involved with implementing the Affordable Care Act, testified on the problems related to the implementation of the Healthcare.gov Web…

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    Physician Reimbursement Rates for Federal Health Programs

    Members heard from expert witnesses about legislative efforts to fix the sustainable growth rate (SGR), a formula used to determine Medicare payments to doctors.

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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    Members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) testified on the agency’s goals. Much of the hearing was about the agency’s upcoming spectrum auction, as well as the…

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    Nuclear Regulatory Commission Oversight

    Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) testified on upcoming legislation to reorganize their agency.

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Representative Renee Ellmers (R-NC) delivered the weekly Republican address. She talked about the Affordable Care Act and told stories of constituents whose insurance premiums had…

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    Affordable Care Act and Medicare Advantage

    Witnesses testified on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Medicare Advantage program. Medicare Advantage plans are the private health coverage that older people can get as an…

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