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  • Secretary Sebelius on Health Care Implementation Problems
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    Secretary Sebelius on Health Care Implementation Problems

    Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified about the problems with the release of the Web site for the health insurance exchange which was provided for in the Patient Protection and…

  • Healthcaregov Website Security
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    Henry Chao, Deputy Chief Information Officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and others about the security of the website. Among the issues they…

  • House Session Part 1
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    House Session, Part 1

    Members of the House read the Constitution aloud. This was the second time the document was read on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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  • How the ACA Affects Medicare in 2014
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    Affordable Care Act and Medicare Advantage

    Witnesses testified on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Medicare Advantage program. Medicare Advantage plans are the private health coverage that older people can get as an…

  • House Ceremonial SwearingIn Ceremony Part 1
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    House Ceremonial Swearing-In Ceremony, Part 1

    House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected representatives. The event happens at the start of each Congress. The official swearing-in ceremony took…

  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House met for a legislative session. Later in the evening the House considered and voted to approve a federal budget agreement for fiscal year 2014. The measure passed on a vote of 332…

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  • Environmental Protection Agency Regulations and Coal Industry
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    Environmental Protection Agency Regulations and Coal Industry

    Witnesses testified on the impact of Environmental Protection Agency regulations on the coal industry. Coal industry advocates from Kentucky, West Virginia, Colorado and Pennsylvania criticized the…

  • House Session
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    House Session

    H.Res. 315 - providing for the consideration of H.R. 2218 - Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013, and H.R. 1582 - Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013, Rules Comm Print (Sponsored…

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  • Role of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission FERC
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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…

  • DHHS Official Testifies on HIPPA Privacy Rules
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    Hearing on HIPPA Privacy Rules

    Witnesses from the government and the health sector testified that the law on disclosure of medical records was widely misunderstood and misused, resulting in innumerable situations where…

  • House Cmte Holds Hearing on Obamacare Implementation
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    Health Care Law Implementation

    Gary Cohen testified about the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight’s progress in building the state health insurance exchanges as called for in the health care law. He…

  • House Session
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    House Session

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

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  • House Energy Hears About Benefits of Keystone XL Pipeline
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    Keystone Pipeline Issues

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the Keystone XL pipeline approval process and Representative Lee Terry’s (R-KS) legislation that would remove the need for a presidential permit for this…

  • Global Climate Change
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    Global Climate Change

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy testified on the Obama administration’s plan to address global climate change. Republican…

  • House Session
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    House Session

    Helping Sick Americans Now Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Pitts / Energy and Commerce Committee) The rule provides for one hour of general debate and…

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  • FDA Safety and Innovation Act Part 2
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    FDA Safety and Innovation Act, Part 2

    Senior Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials gave an update on the implementation of the 2012 FDA Safety and Innovation Act. They told committee members that the overall process was…

  • Director of Drug Control Policy Addresses Prescription Drug Abuse
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    Prescription Drug Abuse

    Officials testified about prescription drug abuse and prevention programs. Among the topics they addressed were increased prescription abuse rates over the past several years, the availability of pain…

  • Health Subcommittee Debates the Medicaid System
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    Medicaid System

    Witnesses testified about implementation of the Affordable Care Act and on proposals to reform the Medicaid program. They focused on expansion of Medicaid by states, costs of expansion, and…

  • House Session Part 2
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    House Session, Part 2

    Mark Sanford made remarks after he was sworn in as the representative of the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina, which made the whole number of the House be 434.

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  • Health Care Exchanges Enrollment
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    Health Care Exchanges Enrollment

    Gary Cohen testified on the readiness of health care exchanges required by the law to be set up by October 1, 2013. He was director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance…

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