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    Afghanistan Weapons Program

    Defense Department officials testified at a hearing on weapons contracts in Afghanistan. John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), outlined…

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    Defense Department Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford, and Defense Comptroller Michael McCord testified at a House Armed Services Committee on the…

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    House Session

    The House considered several bills under suspension of the rules, including several honoring the contributions of women coinciding with National Women’s History Month. H.R. 4336,…

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    Senator Marco Rubio Campaign Rally in Kennesaw, Georgia

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, delivered remarks to voters at a campaign rally on the Mount Paran Christian School football field…

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    Afghan Security Forces

    Several Defense Department officials provided status reports and offered assessments of the Afghanistan National Security Forces in a hearing of the the House Armed Services Subcommittee on…

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    Air Force Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2017

    Air Force officials testified at a hearing on the service’s fiscal year 2017 budget request. In opening remarks, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff General David Goldfein told…

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    Environmental Regulations and the Rural Economy

    Administrator Gina McCarthy testified on the impact of her Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations on the rural economy, including possible effects on farmers and…

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    Combating ISIS

    Former intelligence and diplomatic officials offered policy recommendations at a hearing on combating ISIS* in Iraq and Syria. Former acting CIA Director Michael Morell told committee…

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    Naval Base Support

    Three Navy commanders testified at a hearing on military readiness and the impact of reduced investment in infrastructure and support to naval bases. Subcommittee members asked…

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    House Session

    The House approved a bill dealing with lawsuits against the federal government that could result in new regulations and requires the government to give public notice when it begins…

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    Military Operations Against ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified on U.S. military strategy to combat ISIS* militants in Iraq and Syria. Secretary Carter…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed a short-term highway funding bill that extends funding through December 7.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House approved a bill requiring more efficient production of domestic mineral sources important to the economy and national security. The chamber also began working on a budget…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted on a number of suspension bills debated earlier in the day. 

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    U.S. Military Operations in Afghanistan

    General John Campbell, commander of U.S. Forces - Afghanistan, testified before the House Armed Services Committee on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, as well as the Doctors Without Borders…

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    Dietary Guidelines

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified at a hearing on the development of nutrition guidelines. Issues included he process…

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    House Session

    The House continued work on H.R. 348, the RAPID (Responsibly and Professionally Invigorating Development) Act that would streamline environmental reviews and permitting for major energy and…

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    Department of Agriculture Oversight

    Secretary Tom Vilsack testified at an oversight hearing on Department of Agriculture programs. Much of the hearing was focused on a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) clean…

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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 2898, a bill that would ease environmental restrictions affecting drought-stricken areas of California.  The White House has issued a veto threat to the bill.

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. Members debated 11 bills under suspension of the rules. The House voted on three bills. H.R. 2722 was pulled from consideration.

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