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    Takata Airbag Defects

    Automaker executives and federal safety officials testified at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on defects in vehicular airbags manufactured by Japanese supplier Takata that…

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    House Session

    The House passed, 230-182, H.R. 5781, the California Emergency Drought Relief Act, and rejected a Democratic motion to recommit.

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    U.S. Response to Ebola

    Dr. Tom Frieden and other public health officials testified on the federal response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Dr. Frieden urged lawmakers to approve President Obama’s emergency…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    Prescription Drugs and Medical Advances

    Secretary Sylvia Burwell and other government and private sector health care leaders testified about ongoing medical community efforts to improve and develop and new treatments and cures.…

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    General Motors Ignition Switch Recall

    General Motors CEO Mary Barra and David Friedman, acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, testified at a hearing on the automaker’s ignition switch…

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    Biomedical Innovation

    Officials from the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the University of Michigan Medical School testified on the state of biomedical innovation and the search…

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    Centers for Disease Control Anthrax Lab Incident

    Witnesses testified about a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lab incident in June 2014 in which potentially dozens of staff members were exposed to anthrax because safety procedures were…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated a rule for two bills, H.R. 4718 and H.R. 5016. Later they continued work on amendments to H.R. 4923, a bill that would provide appropriations for energy and water programs…

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    Power Plant Regulations

    Janet McCabe testified on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon emissions regulations for existing power plants. The regulations would cut carbon pollution through a…

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    FCC Oversight

    Tom Wheeler testified at a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) oversight hearing. Much of the hearing focused on the FCC’s proposed rule that would allow content providers such as Netflix to pay for guaranteed…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    Satellite Home Viewers Act Markup, Opening Statements

    Members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology made opening statements at a markup of legislation to extend expiring provisions of the Communications…

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    Satellite Television and Localism Act

    Witnesses testified on the the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA), which governs the satellite television industry. One part of the law ensures access to local…

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    Communications Law Changes

    Four former chairmen of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) testified on ways to improve the Communications Act, which was last updated in 1997. Much of the testimony focused on the impact of a…

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    Nuclear Regulatory Commission Oversight

    Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) testified on upcoming legislation to reorganize their agency.

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    Wired Communications Networks

    Witnesses testified on the evolution of telecommunications laws for wired communications to Internet Protocol- (IP) based networks, and their impact on consumers and businesses. Other…

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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    Members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) testified on the agency’s goals. Much of the hearing was about the agency’s upcoming spectrum auction, as well as the e-rate. Other…

  • Last Aired Web Site Implementation

    Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius testified on the implementation of the Web site. In her opening statement she said in she had launched an internal review of the…

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    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Oversight

    Members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) testified at an oversight hearing of the agency’s role and authority. They were all in agreement in their concerns over the increasing…

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