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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    Ben Bernanke testified about the state of the U.S. economy. He stressed that the Federal Reserve would not begin to tighten its stimulus policies until data supported real and…

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    Air Force Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh testified about the fiscal year 2015 budget request of $109.3 billion, which included cutting over…

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    Representative Loretta Sanchez on National Security Data Collection Programs

    Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) talked about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs, as well as calls for Congress to reduce the scope of the programs. She…

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    Defense Budget Cuts and Acquisition

    Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine officials testified on the impact of defense budget cuts. They detailed the effects of cuts on recruitment, maintenance of vehicles, acquisition,…

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    Defense Department Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Joint Chiefs Chair General Martin Dempsey, and Defense Undersecretary Robert Hale testified before the House Armed Services Committee on the fiscal year…

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    House Session

    The House met for a legislative session. Later in the evening the House considered and voted to approve a federal budget agreement for fiscal year 2014. The measure passed on a vote of…

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    Homeland Security Department Oversight

    Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at a Homeland Security Department oversight hearing. Topics included on such issues as counterterrorism, border security, emergency preparedness, and…

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    Use of Military Force in Syria

    Secretary of State Kerry, Secretary of Defense Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chairman Dempsey testified about the Obama administration’s request for authorization for the use of force in…

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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations at Lackland Air Force Base

    Witnesses testified on allegations of sexual misconduct by basic training instructors at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. General Mark Welsh, Air Force chief of staff,…

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    Military and Intelligence Issues

    Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) talked about military and intelligence stories in the news. She commented on Senate Select Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein’s…

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    House Session

    H.R. 45 - To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Closed Rule, Two Hours of…

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    Fiscal Year 2014 Defense Authorization Markup, Part 1

    The House Armed Services Committee marked up the fiscal year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act for the Defense Department, national security programs, and overseas contingency…

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    Fiscal Year 2014 Homeland Security Budget Request

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified about the department’s fiscal year 2014 budget request. Topics included a number of security-related incidents within the…

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    House Session

    First votes expected: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Last votes expected: evening.
    One Minute Speeches
    Begin consideration of H.R. 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2014 (Open…

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    House Session

    One Minute Speeches
    H.R. 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Buck McKeon / Armed Services Committee)
    The Rule provides for…

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    Fiscal Year 2014 Defense Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testified about the Defense Department’s proposed 2014 budget. He testified alongside Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey.

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    Missile Defense Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

    Defense Department officials testified on their fiscal year 2014 budget request for missile defense. Much of the hearing was focused on preparedness against threats from Iran and North…

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    House Session

    Begin Consideration of H.R. 3 - Northern Route Approval Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Lee Terry / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee / Energy…

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    House Session, Part 1

    Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    1) H.R. 634 - Business Risk Mitigation and Price Stabilization Act of 2013, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Grimm / Financial…

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    Boston Marathon Bombings Anniversary Review

    Law enforcement officials who responded to the Boston Marathon bombings testified at a House Homeland Security hearing titled, “The Boston Marathon Bombings, One Year On: A Look Back…

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