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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Tom Wheeler and others testified at an oversight hearing on the agency’s operations. Topics included the FCC spectrum auction and changes to…

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    Bioethics of Fetal Tissue Research

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives held a hearing on the bioethical issues surrounding fetal tissue transplant research. The investigative…

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    Biological Threat Preparedness

    Witnesses, including members of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense, testified at a hearing on how to prepare and respond to biological threats. The hearing came following the release of 33…

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