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    House Session

    The House debated H.R. 4719, which deals with how the tax code treats charitable donations, and a motion to instruct House conferees on H.R. 3230, a veterans' health care bill.

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    IRS Targeting Investigation, Part 1

    Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' criteria to process applications of tax-exempt…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated a rule governing three bills, including H.R. 4800, an agriculture spending bill.

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    Mental Health Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

    Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) and other members of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force held a press conference to announce the introduction of mental health and domestic…

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    Tax Provisions Extension Markup

    The House Ways and Means Committee marked up several bills intended to make permanent several tax credits. They included five bills that would make charitable giving policies permanent…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House reconvened for legislative business including votes and the beginning of debate on H.R. 4660, the fiscal year 2015 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations bill.

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    Medicare Hospital Coverage

    Witnesses testified on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rules regarding in-patient and out-patient payments along with the Medicare audit program. The first panel included…

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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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    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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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated bills to rename the following U.S. Postal Service facilities: 1) H.R. 1228 - 123 South 9th St in De Pere, WI, as the Corporal Justin D. Ross Post Office Bldg Sponsor…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    House Session

    The House met to consider a series of temporary spending measures to re-open certain programs and parts of government following closures that began on October 1.

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