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  • House Committee Holds Hearing on Pandemic Preparedness
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    Pandemic Preparedness

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on preparedness for biological attacks, pandemics, and infectious disease outbreaks. Among the…

  • House Panel Considers Horse Racing AntiDoping Legislation
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    Horse Racing Anti-Doping Program

    A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee held a hearing to consider legislation requiring a uniform anti-doping and medication control program in horse racing. Representatives Andy Barr…

  • 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 reconvened to conclude its work on the 2019 federal budget resolution. Democratic members offered several amendments on issues concerning prescription drug costs,…

  • US House General Speeches
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    House Session, Part 3

    The House meets for legislative business with work possible on border security and immigration.

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  • House Budget Committee Takes Up Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Resolution
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    Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Resolution Markup, Day 1

    The House Budget Committee gathered for its first of two days of scheduled meetings to consider legislation for the 2019 federal budget. The Republican leadership said the resolution would…

  • US House Meets for Morning Hour
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    Morning Hour

    The House met for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on any topic.

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  • House Panel Explores Benefits of Quantum Computing
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    Quantum Computing

    Academic researchers and technology industry executives briefed members of a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on the potential applications for quantum computing, a technology under…

  • Acting Head of US Olympic Committee Apologizes to Abused Athletes
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    Olympic Athletes Abuse

    The acting U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Susanne Lyons apologized to athletes who were sexually abused and their families during a hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on…

  • Students Speak at Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
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    Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

    The House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force hosted a forum on Capitol Hill to hear from students affected by gun violence. The students spoke about their personal experiences and offered…

  • US House Debates Defense Bill
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    House Session

    The House continued debate on amendments to the fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.

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  • US House Meets for Legislative Business
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    House Session

    The House approved several bills. One would change the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations reform law. Another would allow terminally-ill patients to use experimental that do not yet have…

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  • House Democrats Iran Nuclear Deal Withdrawal Endangers Global Security
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    House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was joined by members of her caucus for her weekly briefing with reporters. She expressed disappointment in President Trump’s decision to withdraw…

  • US House Debates Antitrust Bill
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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed a bill that reconciles Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Justice Department standards for antitrust cases. Members also approved a measure that would require state or…

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  • Pharmaceutical Executives Testify on Opioid Distribution
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    Opioid Distribution

    Current and former executives from drug distribution companies testified at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on their role in the opioid crisis and how to stem the flow of…

  • EPA Administrator Pruitt Pressed on Concerns Over Expenses and Management
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    Administrator Pruitt on EPA Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request

    Administrator Scott Pruitt testified on the agency’s fiscal year 2019 budget request before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee amid allegations of ethics violations and fiscal mismanagement. Administrator Pruitt told…

  • Democrats Hold Rally to Protest Tax Reform Law
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    Tax March Rally

    Congressional Democrats joined activists for a rally outside the U.S. Capitol to speak out against the recent tax law. Held on tax day, the rally was organized in coordination with marches…

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Testifies on Data Protection
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    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Hearing on Data Protection

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee regarding the company’s use and protection of user data following the Cambridge Analytica breach. During the nearly…

  • House Debates Balanced Budget Amendment
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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated a constitutional amendment that would require the federal government to operate under a balanced budget each year.

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  • Federal Health Officials Testify on Opioid Epidemic Response
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    Opioid Epidemic, Day One

    Federal government officials from the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration testified in…

  • Hearing Focuses on Combating Sexual Harassment in Service Sector
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    Sexual Harassment in the Service Sector

    The Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues held a hearing on combating sexual harassment in the hotel, service, and airline industries. Employees and advocates from those industries shared…

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