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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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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for a legislative session and voted on the rule for two bills, including H.R. 1734, the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015, which deals with coal…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session to consider a short-term extension of the Highway Funding bill.

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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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    Affordable Care Act Implementation

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified before the House Ways and Means Committee. The hearing, which was listed as a fiscal year 2016 budget hearing, centered on…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. The House voted on amendments to and passed H.R. 2578, the Commerce, Justice and Sceince Spending bill on a 242-183 vote. The House…

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    House Session

    The House debated the rule for two bills, one that would permanently extend the research and development tax credit and one on commercial space flight. After amendments votes, members…

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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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    House Session

    The House debated and passed H.R. 1195, a bill requiring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to employ advisory boards. Members spoke on a variety of subjects.

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    House Session

    The House voted 240-179 to pass a repeal of the federal estate tax. Members also voted to make the deduction of state and local sales taxes permanent. Members spoke on a variety of…

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    House Session, Part 1

    Following one-minute speeches, the House considered three tax-related bills under suspension of the rules. The chamber also debated a rule governing debate on two additional tax bills,…

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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 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 convened for a legislative session. The House passed H.R. 529, which would amend the federal tax code to improve “529” college savings plans. Earlier, the…

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    House Session

    Following one minutes speeches, the House debated under suspension of the rules H.R. 431, which authorizes a Congressional Gold Medal for civil rights supporters who participated in the…

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    Treasury Secretary Lew on Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified on President Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2016 budget. 

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    House Session

    The House voted to pass, 239-186, H.R. 596, a bill introduced by Representative Bradley Byrne (R-AL) to repeal the Affordable Care Act and develop an alternative.

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    Economic Growth Policies

    Three economists testified at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the state of the U.S. economy and policies leading to job creation and economic growth. This was the first…

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    House Session

    The House passed, 230-182, H.R. 5781, the California Emergency Drought Relief Act, and rejected a Democratic motion to recommit. 

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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