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    Defense Department Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford, and Defense Comptroller Michael McCord testified at a House Armed Services Committee on the…

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    Global Threats

    Senior intelligence official testified on global threats to the U.S. Topics included Russia, Iran, and other nations as well as terrorist groups such as ISIS* and al-Quada. FBI…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated a number of suspension bills, including one to improve mental health care and suicide prevention programs for treating female veterans.

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    Combating ISIS

    Former intelligence and diplomatic officials offered policy recommendations at a hearing on combating ISIS* in Iraq and Syria. Former acting CIA Director Michael Morell told committee…

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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 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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    Military Operations Against ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified on U.S. military strategy to combat ISIS* militants in Iraq and Syria. Secretary Carter…

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    House Session

    The House approved two bills. One would ease mortgage lending standards under the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory law, and the other deals with auto lending regulation.

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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 approved 363-64 a six-year highway and transportation funding bill. Members also voted in favor of a motion to instruct conferees in negotiations with the Senate. The…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House approved legislation to reauthorize the expired charter of the Export-Import Bank. Members also reauthorized federal highway and transit programs through November 20, 2015,…

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    U.S. Military Operations in Afghanistan

    General John Campbell, commander of U.S. Forces - Afghanistan, testified before the House Armed Services Committee on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, as well as the Doctors Without Borders…

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    House Session

    The House voted 270-156 to pass a defense authorization bill, and 251-173 to pass a bill dealing with Iran sanctions.

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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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    Cybersecurity Threats

    The heads of several law enforcement and intelligence agencies testified at a hearing on global threats to computer networks. Topics included recent data breaches at the Office of…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for one-minute speeches.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for a legislative session and started debating H.R. 427, which would require Congress to approve all federal agency regulations deemed to be "major rules".

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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

    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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    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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