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  • Ways and Means Committee Holds Hearing on Paid Family and Medical Leave
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    Paid Family and Medical Leave

    The House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing to examine paid family and medical leave. While members from both parties expressed support for paid family and medical leave, there was…

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  • SinglePayer Health Care Model
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    Single-Payer Health Care Model

    The House Budget Committee convened a hearing to examine the impact of a single-payer health care system if one were to be implemented in the U.S. Officials with the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)…

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  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House voted 417-3 to pass a bill to increase the flexibility of 401(k) retirement savings plans, making it easier for employers to offer retirement plans to their employees.

    View in Congressional Chronicle1,918 views
  • House Session Part 3
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    House Session, Part 3

    The House considered seven bills under suspension of the rules including one that establishes a Global Electoral Exchange Program to promote secure elections abroad.

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  • Acting White House Budget Director Russell Vought Testifies on Presidents 2020 Budget
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    House Hearing on President's Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

    Russell Vought, the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, testified at a House Budget Committee hearing on President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget request. In his opening…

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  • Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request
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    Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on President Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget request. Republican committee members praised President Trump for the…

    1,318 views
  • USChina Trade Relations
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    U.S.-China Trade Relations

    U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer updated members of the House Ways and Means Committee on ongoing U.S.-China trade negotiations. He reiterated that any deal must be enforceable and…

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  • House Session
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    House Session

    The House voted 240-190 in favor of H.R. 8, a bill expanding background checks for gun buyers to include private sales between individuals.

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  • CBO Director Keith Hall Testifies Before House Budget Committee
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    House Hearing on Budget and Economic Outlook

    Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Keith Hall testified before the House Budget Committee about a recent CBO report on the budget and economic outlook for fiscal years 2019 to 2029.…

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  • House Session Part 2
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    House Session, Part 2

    The House considered several small business bills and another measure authorizing block grants to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

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

    The House speaker 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 place…

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  • US House Meets for Legislative Business
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    House Session

    The House approved a bill to make some of the individual tax cuts passed in December 2018 permanent. It was the last bill in a series of three Republican tax policy bills being called “Tax Reform…

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  • House Trade Panel Looks at Impact of Tariffs on Agriculture Sector
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    Impact of Tariffs on Agriculture

    A panel of farmers testified at a House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade held a hearing on the Trump administration’s recent tariffs. The witnesses described the impact the escalating…

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  • US House Meets for Legislative Business
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    House Session

    The House continued work on H.R. 6147, a fiscal year 2019 bill to fund the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the IRS among other agencies. Members also…

    View in Congressional Chronicle943 views
  • House Budget Committee Approves Budget Resolution 2113
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    Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Resolution Markup, Day 2, Part 1

    The House Budget Committee met for the second of two days of scheduled meetings to consider legislation for the fiscal year 019 federal budget. The Republican leadership said the resolution…

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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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  • Commerce Secretary Ross Testifies on Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
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    Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testified on trade actions by the Trump administration, particularly the recent ordering of new steel and aluminum tariffs. He talked about the…

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  • US Trade Representative Lighthizer Testifies on Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
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    U.S. Trade Policy Agenda

    U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer provided members of the House Ways and Means Committee with an update on the efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).…

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  • Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Testifies on Fiscal Year 2019 Budget
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    Treasury Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified before the House Ways and Means Committee regarding the president’s 2019 budget request for his agency. While most of the questions from…

    594 views
  • President Trump Lawmakers Discuss Next Steps on Trade
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    President Trump Meeting with Members of Congress on Trade

    President Trump held a meeting in the Cabinet Room with members of Congress to discuss trade policies. The discussion centered around the president’s goal of ensuring fair and reciprocal…

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