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    Domestic Threat by Western Terrorists

    Officials from the Department of Homeland Security and Department of State testified at a House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing on the threat posed by ISIL* terrorists with western…

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    Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Border Spending

    Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and Congressional party leaders talked about humanitarian efforts to help children from Central America attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House held a series of procedural votes ahead of debate on a revised bill to deal with the flood of unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the southern border.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for a legislative session. Republican leaders cancelled a vote on emergency supplemental funding legislation to address the influx of Central American immigrant…

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    Meeting on Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus convened a meeting to hear about humanitarian concerns surrounding the flood of unaccompanied Central American immigrant children crossing…

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    Representative Beto O'Rourke on the Congressional Agenda

    Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), a member of the House Veterans' Affairs and Homeland Security committees, talked about the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) reform deal and the…

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    Veterans Affairs Improvements, Veterans Organizations

    Representatives from various veterans service organizations provided their recommendations for the Veterans Affairs Department and gave their views on the nomination of Robert McDonald as…

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    Veterans Affairs Improvements, Officials

    Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson and Assistant Deputy Undersecretary for Health for Administrative Operations Philip Matkovsky testified about the VA’s efforts to address problems facing…

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    Veterans' Benefits Evaluation Process

    The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs held a hearing on the Veterans Benefit Administration’s (VBA) process for eliminating the backlog of disability claims at the Veterans Affairs…

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    Veterans Administration Mental Health Care

    The House Veterans Affairs Committee held a hearing on improving access to mental health care services for former soldiers, and the level of care veterans receive for problems such as…

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    Veterans Administration Whistleblowers, Part 2

    The House Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on the increasing number of whistle-blower complaints within the Veterans Health Administration. Officials spoke about allegations of…

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    Veterans Administration Whistleblowers, Part 1

    The House Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on the increasing number of whistle-blower complaints within the Veterans Health Administration. Witnesses spoke about retaliation…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated a rule governing two bills, including H.R. 4923, the $35 billion Energy and Water Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015.

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    Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Customs and Border Patrol officials testified on ways to respond to the influx of unaccompanied…

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    Veteran Health Care Facilities

    Two officials from the Veterans Health Administration testified at a hearing on long wait times for care at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities. Both Republican and…

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    Veterans Affairs Bonuses

    Gina Farrisee testified on bonuses awarded to senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Almost 80 percent of senior executives at the VA received bonuses in 2013,…

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    Bureaucracy and Veterans' Health Care, Part 2

    Robert Jesse testified before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee on bureaucratic challenges facing veterans' health care. He talked about ways to make processes at the Department of…

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    Bureaucracy and Veterans' Health Care, Part 1

    Witnesses testified before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee on bureaucratic challenges facing veterans' health care. Committee Chair Jeff Miller (R-FL) commented on an audit…

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    Veterans' Health Care, Part 1

    Several Veterans Affairs Department officials and the inspector general from the Government Accountability Office testified on delays in veterans' health care and reports of some Veterans…

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    Veterans' Transition to Civilian Life

    Veterans Administration officials and representatives testified on the difficulties military members experience in their transition to civilian life. At the time of the hearing,…

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