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    Drone Technology and Safety

    Witnesses testified at ahearing on the state of the unmanned aircraft system industry and efforts to integrate drones into existing U.S. airspace. They answered questions on safety and…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House reconvened and debated six bills including S. 2154, a bill reauthorizing child care subsidies for low-income families, and H.R. 4771, a measure imposing criminal penalties for…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House took up H. Res. 676, which authorizes a lawsuit against President Obama for executive actions he took to delay the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act. GOP…

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    House Session

    Following one minute speeches, the House debated five bills under suspension of the rules including H.R. 4709, a bill to develop a coordinated approach by pharmacists, industry officials,…

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    Long-Term Budget Outlook

    Douglas Elmendorf testified at a House Budget Committee hearing on the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) annual report on the long-term budget outlook. CBO Director Elmendorf…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House continued debate on H.R. 5016, a $21.3 billion spending bill for fiscal year 2015 that funds the Internal Revenue Service, Treasury Department, and Securities and Exchange…

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    Missing Children

    John D. Ryan testified on his National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s organization ongoing efforts to find missing children and investigate violent crimes against…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House considered 20 bills under suspension of the rules, including H.R. 1786 to reauthorize a windstorm research program. Members also debated H.R. 5016, a spending bill to fund the…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House held a series of votes on bills under suspension of the rules.

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    Poverty and Working Families

    Representatives from charitable organizations testified on the impact of state welfare and private philanthropic programs in reducing poverty. They talked about the different forms of…

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    House Session

    The House debated under suspension of the rules H.R. 803, a bill that would reauthorize and overhaul a 1998 federal job training programs law that expired in 2003. Members then began…

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    Poverty and Federal Aid Programs

    Witnesses testified on the effectiveness of federal aid programs in reducing poverty. In the first panel House Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn (D-SC) told the committee that…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House continued consideration of H.R. 4435, a bill that would authorize programs of the Defense Department for fiscal year 2015, and another bill that would overhaul the National…

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    Unionizing Student Athletes

    Witnesses testified at a House Education and Workforce Committee hearing on the consequences of unionizing student athletes. On April 25, 2014, student athletes at Northwestern…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House took up a resolution establishing a select committee to investigate the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

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    Education Department Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Secretary Arne Duncan testified on the Department of Education’s fiscal year 2015 budget request. He talked about the increase in high school graduation in 2012 and his…

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    House Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Markup, Part 3

    The House Budget Committee considered the fiscal year 2015 budget resolution introduced by Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI). They debated amendments on immigration reform, the minimum wage,…

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    House Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Markup, Part 2

    The House Budget Committee marked up the fiscal year 2015 budget resolution introduced by Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI). They debated amendments on immigration reform, the minimum wage,…

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    House Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Markup, Part 1

    The House Budget Committee considered the fiscal year 2015 budget resolution introduced by Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI). Part 1 includes opening remarks and debate on repealing the…

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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2014 federal budget and economic outlook. The Congressional Budget Office report showed that the federal budget deficit would decrease in the short…

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