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    Parkinson's Disease

    Witnesses testified about funding for research into the cause and cure for Parkinson’s Disease. Among the issues they addressed were the current treatments for the disease, the effects of…

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    Combating Violent Extremism

    U2 lead singer Bono and Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken were among the witnesses at a hearing on resources needed to combat violent extremism. The witnesses said the United States…

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    NASA Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden testifies at a hearing on his agency’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal. Mr. Bolden was asked how a proposed approximate two percent cut in NASA’s funding would affect…

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    Department of Agriculture Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, along with the department’s chief economist and budget officer, testified at a hearing on the department’s $24.6 billion fiscal year 2017 budget request.…

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    FDA Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Robert Califf and Jay Tyler testified at a hearing on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) $5.1 billion fiscal year 2017 budget request.

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    Homeland Security Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at a hearing on the Homeland Security Department’s budget request for fiscal year 2017. His department proposed a decrease in funding from fiscal year 2016…

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    Army Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Secretary Patrick Murphy testified at a hearing on the Army’s $148 billion budget request for fiscal year 2017.

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    President Obama's Executive Actions on Gun Control

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other witnesses testified at a hearing on President Obama’s executive actions on gun control. Attorney General Lynch emphasized that the president’s…

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    Global Health Programs

    Elton John and Rick Warren were among the witnesses at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on State Department global health programs. They focused on the ongoing fight against…

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    Diplomacy and Foreign Aid Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Ben Affleck, Bill Gates, and other witnesses testified at a hearing on diplomacy and foreign aid. They talked about the work being done in Africa, and the value of continuing to invest in…

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    National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins and other other NIH directors testified at a hearing about his agency’s fiscal year 2016 budget. The talked about the areas…

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    Food Safety

    Dr. Stephen Ostroff was one of three Food and Drug Administration officials who testified at a hearing on food safety. Dr. Ostroff also talked about the budget and appropriations process…

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    Rural Health Obstacles

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on challenges faced by health care patients and providers in rural communities. Officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Health…

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    Veterans Affairs Whistleblower Claims

    A hearing was held to review claims of retaliation against whistleblowers at the Veteran Affairs (VA) Department. The first panel was comprised of doctors who reported problems speaking…

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    Government Personnel Data Security Review

    Government officials and industry experts testified at a hearing on the two recent Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) data breaches.

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    FCC Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler and Republican Commissioner Ajit Pai testified at a hearing on the commission’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2016, which totaled $388…

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    Justice Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified on the Justice Department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. This was her first appearance before Congress since her confirmation as attorney general. Her…

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    Defense Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified about the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. Secretary Carter discussed the…

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    National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    The director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the heads of several medical research institutes testified on the NIH fiscal year 2016 budget request. The witnesses outlined…

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    FEMA Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Craig Fugate testified on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) fiscal year 2016 budget request. The request totaled $7.4 billion for disaster preparedness and resiliency.…

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