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    Waiver for General James Mattis

    The House Armed Services Committee met to consider a waiver to exempt defense secretary nominee General James Mattis from the legal requirement that he must have retired from active…

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    EpiPen Price Increases

    The chief executive officer of Mylan testified at a hearing on her company’s price increase on its EpiPen, an anti-anaphylaxis injection medication. Lawmakers from both parties questioned Heather…

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    Flint, Michigan Drinking Water Contamination

    Gina McCarthy and Governor Rick Snyder (R-MI) testified at a hearing on the Safe Drinking Water Act and lead contamination of the water supply in Flint, Michigan. Governor Snyder apologized…

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    Overclassification of Government Documents

    Information, data, secrecy. and transparency experts testified at a hearing on the classification rules and procedures related to national security and intelligence documents. Members asked…

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    Geological Data

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Deputy Director William Werkheiser testified at a hearing on cases of data manipulation at his agency between and 1996 and 2014. An internal investigation of a…

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    California National Guard Bonuses

    Defense and National Guard officials testified at a hearing on bonuses incorrectly paid to California National Guard soldiers. In opening remarks, Major General David Baldwin recommended a…

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    Interior Department Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell testified on her department’s fiscal year 2017 budget request, which includes $2 billion for improving coastal resilience to climate change. Secretary Jewell was…

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    Washington, D.C., Metrorail Safety

    Paul Wiedefeld, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) general manager, testified before a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee to provide an update on DC…

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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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    Government Funding and Water Resources

    The House Rules Committee debated and approved a rule governing debate on two bills, one authorizing a slate of water resources development projects for design and building by the Army…

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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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    Securities and Exchange Commission Oversight

    Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White testified at an oversight hearing on the SEC’s operations and fiscal year 2018 budget request. She said she believes the financial…

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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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    Credit Availability and Economic Recovery

    The House Task Force on Urgent Fiscal held a hearing on the credit shortage in the U.S. and whether it was stifling the nation’s economic recovery. Witnesses included financier Donald Trump…

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    Intelligence Community Support for the Defense Department

    National Intelligence Director James Clapper, the deputy defense secretary, and the defense undersecretary testified on the role of the intelligence community in supporting defense. Other…

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    Financial Stability Oversight Council 2015 Report

    At a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew presented the findings of the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s (FSOC) annual report for 2015.…

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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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    Federal Reserve Bank Governance

    The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade hosted a hearing about Federal Reserve district banks and their impact on monetary policy and the economy. Subcommittee…

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    Health Insurance Premiums

    A House oversight hearing examined the health care law since its March 2010 enactment and its effects on the insurance market including rising health care premiums. Also discussed were…

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    Immigration and Customs Enforcement Oversight

    Sarah Saldana testified at a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing of the agency she directs, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). She answered questions on several issues including the…

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