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    House Session, Part 1

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

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    Morning Hour

    During Morning Hour, any member may speak for up to five minutes on any topic. When no additional members seek recognition, Morning Hour concludes. 

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    Contempt Proceedings Against Attorney General Holder, Part 1

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee met to consider a report holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. The committee subpoenaed documents related to…

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    Income Tax Policy

    Witnesses testified about the estimated $385 billion gap between what people owe in federal taxes and what the Internal Revenue Service ultimately collects, and reviewed ways to improve…

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    Food Stamp Fraud by Retail Business

    Witnesses testified on food stamp fraud committed by retailers.

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    Morning Hour

    During Morning Hour, any member may speak for up to five minutes on any topic. When no additional members seek recognition, Morning Hour concludes.

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    Federal Gun Smuggling Sting Operation

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified on the government’s gun smuggling sting “Operation Fast and Furious.” A The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ran…

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    Presidential Recess Appointments, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified on President Obama’s recent recess appointments of Richard Cordray as head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and four commissioners to the…

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    House Session

    The House of Representatives convened for the business of the day, one minute speeches, and special order speeches. The House disapproved of Senate amendments to bill H.R. 3630 to provide…

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    Medicaid Fraud

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Organization, held a hearing on Medicaid fraud. Richard West, disabled and in a wheelchair with a ventilator,…

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    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Executive Bonuses

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac chief executive officers and the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency testified on executive bonuses at the mortgage companies. They defended…

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    Identity Theft and Tax Fraud

    Officials from the Internal Revenue Service amd Treasury and Justice Departments testified on their efforts to prevent fraud in tax returns and credits, and working with law enforcement to…

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    Regulation of Unsolicited Calls to Mobile Phones

    Witnesses testified on a bill that would loosen restrictions on unsolicited phone calls to mobile devices. Supporters say the legislation is designed to make it easier for cell phone…

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    Environmental Protection Agency Clean Air Rules

    Witnesses testified about a proposed emission rule by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The rule, known as the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) for utilities would set…

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    Legalization of Internet Gambling

    Witnesses testified on the issue of online gambling, focusing on the legal restrictions of Internet gambling and the impact on consumers and states if restrictions are lifted. Among…

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    Wartime Contracting Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

    Members of the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan testified on the findings in their final report which noted that between $30 and $60 billion had been lost due to…

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    Morning Hour

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    Medicare Overpayments

    Officials and representatives from federal health agencies testified on improper payments, fraud, and waste in Medicare. They focused on about a recent report revealing $48 billion in…

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    House Session

    The House took up Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s plan for the debt reduction. This was a rare Saturday session.

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    Morning Hour

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