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  • Hearing on Planned Parenthood
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    Planned Parenthood Practices

    The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing the practices of Planned Parenthood, including allegations that the group was engaged in the selling of aborted fetal tissue. Witnesses included women who…

  • Hearing on Volkswagen Emissions Violations
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    Volkswagen Emissions Investigation

    Michael Horn, president and chief executive officer of Volkswagen Group of America, testified at a hearing investigating allegations of air quality standards cheating by the German…

  • Hearing on Live Anthrax Shipments
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    Defense Department Anthrax Shipments

    Officials from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Government Accountability Office (GAO), and Departments of Defense and Health and Human Services testified about live anthrax specimens…

  • US House General Speeches
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    House Session

    The House debated a bill to revoke federal funding for “sanctuary cities.” "Sanctuary cities" are jurisdictions around the country that have polices to shelter illegal immigrants and do not…

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  • Federal Communications Commission Oversight Hearing
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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight Hearing

    The commissioners testified at a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) oversight hearing about operations and budget. The focus was on their recent open Internet vote classifying the Internet as a…

  • Hearing on Health Care CoOps
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    Health Insurance CO-OPs

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on health care consumer operated and oriented plans (CO-OPs) established under the Affordable Care Act. The intended goal of the co-ops was to spur…

  • Hearing on Open Internet
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    Open Internet

    Witnesses testified at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Internet freedom and net neutrality. Net neutrality, also known as “open Internet,” refers to the idea that…

  • Oversight Hearing with FCC Chair Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Ajit Pai
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    FCC Oversight

    Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Ajit Pai testified at an oversight hearing of their agency’s priorities. They also discussed rural access to broadband and the…

  • US House Legislative Business
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    House Session

    The House approved a bill that increases timber production on federal lands. House leadership pulled the fiscal year 2016 bill to fund the Department of Interior and the Environmental…

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  • Health and Human Services Secretary Testimony on Fiscal Year 2016 Budget
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    Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on her department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. Topics included access to health care,…

  • US House Debate on ExportImport Bank Reauthorization
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    House Session, Part 1

    The House approved legislation to reauthorize the expired charter of the Export-Import Bank. Members also reauthorized federal highway and transit programs through November 20, 2015, and…

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  • Hearing on Opiod Drug Abuse
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    Prescription Drug Abuse

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on the efforts of federal agencies and courts to combat prescription drug abuse, in particular pain…

  • Hearing on Affordable Care Act Enrollment
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    State Insurance Marketplaces

    Andy Slavitt, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, testified at a hearing on state insurance marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Slavitt told…

  • House Rules Committee Organizational Meeting
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    House Rules Committee Meeting

    The House Rules Committee held its organizational meeting for the 114th Congress. Members also discussed Keystone XL Pipeline legislation and a bill that would redefine what constitutes…

  • Hearing on State Health Insurance Exchanges and the ACA
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    State Insurance Marketplaces

    Officials from state health insurance marketplaces testified about the ongoing management and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The witnesses described challenges their states…

  • Hearing on Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods
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    Labeling Genetically Modified Foods

    Industry and legal experts testified at a hearing on the role genetic engineering plays in the U.S. food supply and the impact of state-specific labeling regulations on interstate commerce…

  • US House Legislative Business
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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session to consider a short-term extension of the Highway Funding bill.

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  • Hearing on 911 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act
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    Health Care for September 11 Victims

    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Director John Howard testified at a hearing on the bill to reauthorize the World Trade Center Health Program and the September 11th…

  • Hearing on Medicaid Program Eligibility
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    Medicaid Program Eligibility

    Health care policy and industry experts testified at a hearing on closing eligibility loopholes in the Medicaid program that allow individuals with significant resources to qualify for…

  • Hearing on Medicare Prescription Drug Program
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    Medicare Prescription Drug Program

    Two Health and Human Services Department officials testified on reducing fraud and abuse in the Medicare Part D prescription drug for older Americans. The hearing focused specifically on…

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