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  • VA Officials Testify on Whistleblower Protections
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    VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protections

    Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Peter O’Rourke testified before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee on implementation of the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, which was signed into law…

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  • US House Meets for Legislative Business
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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed a bill repealing the medical device excise tax that was established under the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Members also debated several other measures, including one that…

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  • US House Meets for Legislative Business
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    House Session

    The House passed 14 bills dealing with foreign affairs, federal lands, and armed forces issues. Members ended the day by debating H.R. 6147, a fiscal year 2019 bill to fund the Department…

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  • House Panel Examines Maintenance and Expansion of Veterans Cemeteries
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    Memorializing Veterans

    Veterans Affairs Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves testified before a House Veterans' Affairs subcommittee on the maintenance of veterans cemeteries and memorials in the…

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  • Hearing Examines State of Artificial Intelligence
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    Artificial Intelligence

    Two subcommittees of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee held a joint hearing to consider the applications and implications of artificial intelligence technology, or “AI.”…

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  • US House Debates Defense Spending
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    House Session

    The House rejected in a 121-301 vote the Republican compromise immigration bill. Members then resumed debate on a fiscal year 2019 Defense Department spending bill.

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  • US House Meets for Legislative Business
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    House Session

    The House passed bills dealing with the nation’s opioid epidemic, including housing for recovering addicts, shipments of illegal drugs, and the effect of opioid addiction on families.

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  • Hearing Examines Technologies Aimed at Helping Veterans
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    Medical Technology for Veterans

    Two House subcommittees examined medical technologies designed to help veterans. Some of the innovations include robotic exoskeletons to help veterans walk and a system to monitor those afflicted…

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  • US House Debates Spending Cuts Bill
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    House Session

    The House approved a $15 billion rescissions bill. Members also began debate on a federal spending package for fiscal year 2019, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, military…

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  • US House Meets for Legislative Business
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    House Session, Part 1

    The House considered two bills. One relates to federal grants for states and local communities to deal with gang violence. The second concerns Army Corps of Engineers water projects for…

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  • Students Speak at Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
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    Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

    The House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force hosted a forum on Capitol Hill to hear from students affected by gun violence. The students spoke about their personal experiences and offered…

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  • US House Debates Farm Bill
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    House Session

    The House approved two bills. One provides $5.2 billion to private health care programs for veterans. The other makes it a federal crime to assault a local or state law enforcement officer. Members…

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  • US House Meets for Legislative Business
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    House Session

    The House worked on a six-year Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill.

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  • Students March on Capitol to Demand Action on Gun Control Legislation
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    Student Rally on Gun Violence

    Students from the Washington D.C..-area led a walk-out and rally on the U.S. Capitol to demand action by Congress on gun policy and school safety. Speakers included Montgomery County,…

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  • US House Meets for Legislative Business
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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated the rules on several upcoming financial regulation bills. Members also considered a suspension bill, H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act of 2018 providing grants to…

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  • Secretary Chao Testifies on Trump Administration Infrastructure Plan
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    Trump Administration Infrastructure Plan

    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao testified on the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan. The proposal includes $200 billion in federal funds to spur state, local, and private partners investments;…

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  • President Trump Calls for Comprehensive Gun Bill
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    White House Meeting on Community and School Safety

    President Trump and a bipartisan group of lawmakers talked about ways to prevent gun violence in communities and schools. In his comments he advocated for legislation that would expand background…

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  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin Testifies on Fiscal Year 2019 Budget
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    Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

    During a hearing on President Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget request, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin defended a trip to Europe in 2017 that an inspector general report said violated administration…

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  • House Democrats Unveil Infrastructure Plan
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    House Democrats on Infrastructure

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and along House Democratic colleagues unveiled their proposal to rebuild infrastructure and create more jobs. Among the members joining her…

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  • US House Approves Tax Reform Bill 227203
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    House Session

    In a 227-203 vote, the House approved the Republican tax reform bill. Members also passed H.R. 3312, Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 201, which reduces certain certain…

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