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    Medicaid Oversight

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the efficiency and effectiveness of the Medicaid program. Committee members asked questions about changes in the program’s impact resulting from…

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    House Ceremonial Swearing-In of Members

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) held a ceremonial swearing-in and photo opportunity with members of the 115th Congress and their families in the Old Senate Chamber.

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    House Session

    The House approved short-term federal government funding through April 28, 2017. Members also passed a water projects authorization bill that includes money for Flint, Michigan.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed a provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations law to specify when bank holding companies can be subject to enhanced supervision.

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill that changes the federal medical research process as well as makes policy changes to Medicare, Medicaid, and federal foster care programs. They also approved several…

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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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    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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    House Session, Part 2

    The House approved several bills under suspension of the rules.

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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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    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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    House Session

    The House debated H.R. 2646, a mental health care bill, and H.R. 1270, a bill dealing with health savings accounts.

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    House Select Committee on Benghazi Report

    Republican members of the House Select Committee on Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi spoke to the press as they released the committee report on the administration…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Representatives Trey Gowdy (SC), Susan Brooks (IN), and Lynn Westmoreland (GA), all gave the weekly Republican address. Members of the House Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012…

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    House Session

    The House passed two bills. The first relates to Zika virus prevention that amends federal law on pesticide use in or near navigable water. The other measure makes a number of changes to…

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    House Session

    The House debated amendments to the defense authorization bill. 

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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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    House Opioid Abuse Debate

    The House debated a bill to combat opioid addiction. The legislation would set up grant programs for addiction prevention and recovery, treatment for pregnant women and babies born addicted…

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    Representative Grayson on Transgender Bathrooms

    Representative Alan Grayson (D-FL) spoke about what he called the “Great American Bathroom Controversy.” He started with a photo of Christine Jorgensen, thought to be the first person to undergo sex reassignment…

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill to authorize funding for Justice Department grants to states for opioid abuse prevention and addiction treatment programs.

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