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    Medicare Doc Fix Implementation

    Andy Slavitt testified at a hearing on the implementation of the Medicare “doc fix” bill that permanently replaced the sustainable growth rate formula used to determine Medicare…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules, including three dealing with opioid addiction, as well as a bill to reauthorize the Justice Department’s bulletproof…

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    Morning Hour

    The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics.

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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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    House Session

    The House passed a measure that permanently extends several tax provisions set to expire at the end of 2015. Members also debated the rule governing debate on the omnibus spending bill to…

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    House Session

    The House approved a continuing resolution to temporarily fund the federal government through December 16, 2015.

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    House Session

    The House approved two bill. One, H.R. 692, the Default Prevention Act, deals with federal debt repayments dealt with prioritizing federal debt payments. The other reauthorizes…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. The House has voted 286-138 to approve an African trade and Trade Adjustment Assistance bill. They are now debating a fiscal year…

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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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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated a motion to concur to Senate amendments on trade promotion authority, trade assistance adjustment, and customs enforcement legislation. The House recessed so that…

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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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    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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    Free Trade Agreements

    Representative Ron Kind (D-WI), chair of the House New Democrat Coalition, talked about his group’s efforts to offer President Obama authority to streamline passage of a trade…

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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…

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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

    The House passed H.R. 636, a package of bills to extend tax credits for small businesses that expired at the end of 2014. Members delivered speeches on any topic.

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    Role of Moderate Democrats in Congress

    Representative Ron Kind (D-WI), chair of the House New Democrat Coalition, talked about his group’s legislative agenda for the 114th Congress. He described the group as…

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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

    Members passed H.R. 30, a bill defining a full-time work week as 40 hours under the Affordable Care Act. Later, members delivered special order speeches.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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