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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight Hearing

    The commissioners testified at a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) oversight hearing about operations and budget. The focus was on their recent open Internet vote classifying the…

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    Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on her department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. Topics included…

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    Open Internet

    Witnesses testified at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Internet freedom and net neutrality. Net neutrality, also known as “open Internet,” refers to the…

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    House Rules Committee Meeting

    The House Rules Committee held its organizational meeting for the 114th Congress. Members also discussed Keystone XL Pipeline legislation and a bill that would redefine what…

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    House Session

    The House held a vote series on amendments, a motion to recommit, and final passage of H.R. 5078, the EPA water jurisdiction rule. The House also held a final passage vote on…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted on bills previously debated. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus delivered special order speeches on lessons learned from the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri,…

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    Environmental Regulations and Small Businesses

    Bob Perciasepe testified on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and its potential effects on small businesses.

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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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    Clean Water Act Regulations

    Robert Perciasepe testified on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) oversight authority under the Clean Water Act. He answered questions from committee members on the…

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    Extraterrestrial Life

    Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Research Center (SETI) specialists testified on the scientific methods used to look for extraterrestrial life, including radio and optical astronomy…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    House Session, Part 1

    Following One-Minute speeches, the House debated several bills under Suspension of the Rules, including one that would allow the use of the Capitol Rotunda for a ceremony to honor retiring…

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    House Session, Part 1

    Following One Minute Speeches, the House began an hour of general debate on the Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill. The open rule, which provides…

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    3-D Printing

    Makers and users of 3-D printing testified on ways that the technology can benefit small business owners and communities. The witnesses showed prototypes and models during the…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    NASA Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden testified on his agency’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal. The request is $17.5 billion with the goal sending humans to an asteroid by 2025,…

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    House Session

    Members began debate on H.R. 3193m the Consumer Financial Protection and Soundness Improvement Act, which would move the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) from the Federal Reserve…

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    Private Sector STEM Programs, Educators Panel

    A House Science, Space and Technology subcommittee held a hearing focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education initiatives developed and conducted by the…

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    HealthCare.gov Web Site Security

    Cybersecurity experts testified on information security on the Healthcare.gov Web site. One of the panelists said that overall, the government’s cybersecurity standards were weak.

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