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  • Al Gore on Climate Change Legislation
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    Al Gore on Climate Change Legislation

    Former Vice President Al Gore and Senator John Warner testified on the American Clean Energy Security Act of 2009. The proposed legislation would cut carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by 20…

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  • Termination of Individual Health Policies
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    Termination of Individual Health Policies

    Witnesses testified about the practice of “post-claims underwriting,” which occurs when insurance companies cancel individual health insurance policies after providers submit claims for…

    41,339 views
  • Greenhouse Gas Reduction Day 4 Part 3
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    Greenhouse Gas Reduction, Day 4, Part 3

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee met to mark up legislation that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    25,736 views
  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House passed in a 219-212 vote the climate change and energy bill. It includes cap and trade provisions and renewable energy requirements. Members also approved $32 billion for Interior…

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  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House approved a bill extending unemployment benefits and expanding the first-time home buyers tax credit. Members also began work on legislation broadening the Department of Homeland’s…

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  • Automobile Dealership Closures
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    Automobile Dealership Closures

    Witnesses examined the recent auto dealership closures announced by Chrysler and General Motors. Chrysler plans to close 789 dealerships this week and GM wants to eliminate approximately…

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  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House passed an amended children’s health insurance bill (SCHIP), continuing the state-run, federally-funded health insurance program for low-income children. Members also approved…

    View in Congressional Chronicle2,887 views
  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House debated H.R. 1, an economic stimulus bill

    View in Congressional Chronicle2,620 views
  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House passed a $787 billion economic stimulus bill. No Republicans voted for the measure.

    View in Congressional Chronicle2,461 views
  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House worked on spending bills for fiscal year 2010.

    View in Congressional Chronicle2,449 views
  • After Words with Bryan Burrough
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    After Words with Bryan Burrough

    Investigative journalist Bryan Burrough talked about his book The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes (Penguin Press; January 27, 2009). In his book he presents a…

    2,222 views
  • Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak
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    Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak

    Witnesses testified at a food safety hearing on the recent salmonella outbreak associated with peanut butter and other peanut products manufactured by the Peanut Corporation of America. Stewart…

    1,662 views
  • Republican Health Care Agenda
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    Republican Health Care Agenda

    House Republicans joined thousands of “tea party” protesters in a gathering on the West Front of the Capitol days before the House was expected to vote on the bill. Speakers criticized House Democratic…

    1,634 views
  • House Health Care Legislation Markup Day 5 Part 2
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    House Health Care Legislation Markup, Day 5, Part 2

    Members debated various provisions and amendments to H.R. 3200, "America’s Affordable Health Choices Act".

    1,599 views
  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House debated and passed health reform legislation by a vote of 220-215. One Republican, Rep. Joseph Cao (R-LA), voted for the bill and 39 Democrats voted against the legislation.

    View in Congressional Chronicle1,561 views
  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House considered several suspension bills. Members also approved to instruct conferees to take a certain negotiating position with the Senate on an economic stimulus bill.

    View in Congressional Chronicle1,558 views
  • Fiscal Responsibility Summit Closing
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    Fiscal Responsibility Summit Closing

    President Obama made closing remarks to members of Congress, senior administration officials, business leaders, policy makers and economists at a fiscal summit to examine fiscal…

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  • Greenhouse Gas Reduction Day 2 Part 3
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    Greenhouse Gas Reduction, Day 2, Part 3

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee met for a markup hearing to draft legislation that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Members debated provisions and proposed amendments to the energy…

    1,371 views
  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House debated and passed several bills under suspension of the rules, including one to track absentee ballots and another to expand assistance for small businesses. Members also gave…

    View in Congressional Chronicle1,320 views
  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House approved a bill expanding the Department of Homeland Security’s authority over chemical and water plant safety. Members also made speeches in honor of the victims of the…

    View in Congressional Chronicle1,288 views
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