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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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    Astrobiology and 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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    House Session, Part 2

    The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. Representative Bradley Byrne (R) was sworn in to represent Alabama’s 1st Congressional District, making the…

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    Small Business Health Options Program

    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Deputy Administrator Gary Cohen testified on the status of the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) exchanges which were created to…

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    Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate

    Witnesses testified on the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate that requires companies with 50 or more full-time employees to provide health insurance coverage. The focus was…

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    House Session, Part 1

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

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    Health Insurance and Small Businesses

    Small business owners and advocates testified on the employer practice of subsidizing all or a portion of employee health insurance rather sponsoring a health benefits plan.

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    Morning Hour

    The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics.

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    Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate

    The House Small Business Committee held a hearing on the health care law’s definition of a full-time worker, which is set at 30 hours per week. Committee Republicans say that…

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