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    Mixed Martial Arts Industry

    Neurologist Dr. Ann McKee and representatives of the mixed martial arts (MMA) community testified at a hearing on the future of MMA, including regulation of the sport, marketing efforts,…

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    Cyberattacks and the Internet of Things

    Two House Energy and Commerce subcommittees held a joint hearing about the cybersecurity of various everyday electronic and internet-connected devices. Committee members heard from…

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    Self-Driving Cars

    Mark Rosekind, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), testified on self-driving cars. He addressed the benefits of automated vehicles saying this technology had the potential to…

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    Mental Health Parity

    Witnesses testified at a hearing reviewing federal laws guaranteeing parity of coverage for physical and mental health. Witnesses included behavioral health experts who discussed mental health care…

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    Bioresearch Laboratory Security

    Federal officials testified at a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing examining a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on the oversight of dangerous pathogens at…

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    State-Based Health Care Exchanges

    Two House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees held a hearing on the implementation and sustainability of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Aetna, UnitedHealthcare, and…

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    Energy Security

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz testified at a hearing on his department’s responsibility to ensure energy security. He discussed the impact of climate change on energy security as well as…

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    Affordable Care Act Cost Sharing

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on funding for the Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) program of the Affordable Care Act. Members heard from legal and health care policy experts on whether the…

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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    FCC commissioners testified at an oversight hearing on Federal Communications Commission operations. They discussed a range of issues such as consumer privacy rules pertaining to broadband internet service…

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    Opioid Abuse Legislation

    A House-Senate conference committee met to consider a bill addressing opioid abuse treatment and prevention. S.524, the “Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016,” would authorize…

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    Home Appliance Energy Efficiency

    Leaders of organizations representing manufacturers and the Department of Energy were among the witnesses testifying at a hearing on current and future energy consumption regulations for…

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    Youth Sports Concussions

    Parents of student athletes who sustained head injuries, medical experts, researchers, and sports officials testified at a hearing about concussions in youth sports. Dr. Thomas Talavage said that…

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    Daily Fantasy Sports Industry

    Fantasy sports business leaders, law professors, and trade association officials testified at a hearing on the daily fantasy sports industry. They discussed legal issues, consumer…

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    Pet Medication Industry

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on federal oversight of the pet medication industry. Tara Koslov talked about the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) report which found that prescription…

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    Fetal Tissue Donation

    The Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on the transfer of fetal tissue. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Ben Sasse (R-NE) and…

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    Nuclear Energy Regulation and Modernization

    Nuclear energy experts testified at a hearing on legislation to increase cooperation between the Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The goal of the cooperation was to…

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    Encryption Technology and Law Enforcement

    Technology and law enforcement officials testified at a hearing on the use of encryption technology. Witness Amy Hess argued that without access to encrypted data on smartphones and other…

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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Oversight

    Mark Rosekind testified at a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration oversight hearing. Many committee members' questions focused on NHTSA’s implementation of various safety mandates…

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    Health Care Law Reinsurance Payments

    Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt testified at a hearing on $3.5 billion in payments made by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to insurance companies. The reinsurance program…

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    Concussion Research and Treatment

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a roundtable discussion on concussion research and treatment. Panelists include experts from the medical, military,…

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