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    Internal Revenue Service Scrutiny of Non-Profit Groups, Part 2

    Acting Commissioner Steven Miller and Inspector J. Russell George testified about revelations that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had applied additional scrutiny to groups applying for…

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    Affordable Care Act Implementation

    Marilyn Tavenner testified about the problems with the release of the Healthcare.gov Web site for the federal health insurance exchange. Ms. Tavenner in her opening statement…

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    Benghazi Consulate Attack Investigation

    Former CIA Director Mike Morell testified at a House Select Intelligence committee hearing on allegations that he misled Congress over the White House’s role in crafting the…

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    National Security Agency Data Collection Programs

    Senior government officials involved with the National Security Agency (NSA) testified on the organization’s Internet and phone record data collection practices. They gave…

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    IRS Scrutiny of Non-Profit Organizations

    Conservative activists testified on their claims that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had applied additional scrutiny to their tax-exempt status applications.

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    National Security Agency Programs

    Top intelligence officials defended the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance program, saying spying on foreign leaders was fundamental to intelligence gathering. Their…

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    Global Threats to the U.S.

    Intelligence officials testified on global threats to the U.S. Topics included the operation of al-Qaida training camps in Syria and Iraq, the impact of NSA wiretaps by Edward Snowden, the…

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    Health and Human Services Department Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

    Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified on the Health and Human Services Department fiscal year 2015 budget request. She said that there was no plan to delay the health care law’s…

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    Gun Violence Prevention

    Local government officials, the mother of a congressional staff member killed at a 2011 Tucson mass shooting, and the superintendent of Newtown, Connecticut, schools recounted their…

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    Worldwide Intelligence Threats

    Intelligence chiefs testified on worldwide threats to U.S. national security.

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    Gun Violence Prevention Public Forum

    Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA), and California law enforcement, mental health, and education officials, spoke at a public forum on gun violence. They gave brief opening statements…

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    Health Care Law Employer Mandate

    Ethics policy experts and law academics testified on the Obama administration’s decision to delay the employer mandate and the employer information reporting requirements under the…

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    Treasury Secretary Lew on Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified on President Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. In his opening statement he also addressed President Obama’s executive order…

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    Fiscal Year 2014 Health and Human Services Budget

    Secretary Sebelius testified on the Health and Human Services Department fiscal year 2014 budget request for $80.1 billion. Among the topics addressed were the implementation of the…

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    House Session

    Following One Minutes, House will debate the rule for H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013.

    At approximately 1:40-1:50 p.m. the House will have its first vote…

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    Gun Violence

    The Newtown Action Alliance, members of Congress, and family members of gun violence victims held a news conference about the level of gun violence in the U.S. and the need for…

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    House Session

    The House worked to complete action on a bill (HR3590) to ease restrictions on hunters and fishermen utilizing federal public lands. Roll call votes on two amendments were scheduled to…

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    House Session, Part 1

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    U.S. Trade Policy Agenda

    U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman testified on the Obama administration’s trade policy agenda. He said he expected to finish negotiations on a trade deal amongst Pacific…

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    Background Checks and Gun Violence

    Twenty years after the Brady Act went into effect, gun control advocates pressed for expanded background checks at gun shows and for online purchases. The Brady Act is named after former…

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