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    Fentanyl Addiction and Opioid Abuse

    Federal officials and medical professionals testified on the opioid epidemic and the federal response to the drug Fentanyl. The hearing focused on the connection between opioid drug…

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    House Session

    The House passed bills under suspension of the rules related to the veterans' health, businesses that self insure employees, and separate bankruptcy proceedings for banks and large…

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    Morning Hour

    The House convened for Morning Hour, when members were permitted to speak on a variety of topics.

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    Energy and Commerce Committee Markup of Affordable Care Act Replacement Bill, Part 3

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee met to mark up a Republican plan to replace portions of the Affordable Care Act.

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    Energy and Commerce Committee Markup of Affordable Care Act Replacement Bill, Part 1

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee met to consider the legislative recommendations relating to replacing of the Affordable Care Act. The legislation, part of House Republicans'…

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    Energy and Commerce Committee Markup of Affordable Care Act Replacement Bill, Part 4

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee met to mark up a Republican plan to replace portions of the Affordable Care Act.

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    Energy and Commerce Committee Markup of Affordable Care Act Replacement Bill, Part 2

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee met to consider the legislative recommendations relating to replacing of the Affordable Care Act. The legislation, part of House Republicans'…

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    International Anti-Doping Efforts

    U.S. Olympic athletes Michael Phelps and Adam Nelson were among the witnesses at a hearing on ways to improve and strengthen the international anti-doping system. Mr. Phelps voiced…

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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 Affordable Care Act. Aetna, UnitedHealthcare, and Humana announced plans to leave…

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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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