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    Veterans' Mental Health Care and Suicide Prevention

    Veterans Health Administration officials and advocates testified at a hearing on mental health care in the VA system and suicide prevention efforts. They discussed programs to assist…

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    Reducing Food Waste

    Food security scholars, produce growers and non-profit leaders testified at a hearing on efforts to reduce food waste by suppliers and consumers. Also, Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME)…

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    House Session

    The House convened for one-minute speeches and debated and voted on several bills under suspension of the rules, including bills dealing with national intelligence programs and 911 calls.

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    House Session

    The House passed two bills. The first bill allocates $622 million for Zika virus research and prevention. Members also voted 277-147 in favor of H.R. 4909, the National Defense…

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    Defense Authorization Markup, Part 3

    The House Armed Services Committee continued its markup of H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act, authorizing Defense Department programs and policies for fiscal year 2017.…

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    Defense Authorization Markup, Part 2

    The House Armed Services Committee continued its markup of H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act, authorizing Defense Department programs and policies for fiscal year 2017. This…

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    Defense Authorization Markup, Part 1

    When the committee returned from the House vote break, it began taking a series of recorded roll call votes on the previously debated amendments involving alternative fuel facilities,…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted on several bills debated earlier in the day under suspension of the rules. 

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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program

    The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces held a hearing on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program. The program’s executive officer, Lieutenant General…

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    U.S Military Forces Reduction

    Representatives Chris Gibson (R-NY) and Tim Walz (D-MN) talked about their legislative push to stop the Obama administration’s planned cuts to U.S. Army and Marine Corps troop levels, as…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed a bill relating to defendants in fraudulent lawsuits in state courts. Members also debated a bill dealing with hunting and fishing on federal lands.

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    Environmental Regulations and the Rural Economy

    Administrator Gina McCarthy testified on the impact of her Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations on the rural economy, including possible effects on farmers and ranchers. She…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated a number of suspension bills, including one to improve mental health care and suicide prevention programs for treating female veterans.

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    Combating ISIS

    Former intelligence and diplomatic officials offered policy recommendations at a hearing on combating ISIS* in Iraq and Syria. Former acting CIA Director Michael Morell told committee members,…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed a short-term highway funding bill that extends funding through December 7.

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    Veterans Affairs Employees Relocation Program

    Veterans Affairs (VA) officials testified at a hearing on employees' alleged abuse of the department’s relocation program and related incentives. Two of the witnesses pleaded the Fifth…

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    Veterans Affairs Health Care System

    House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Chair Jeff Miller (R-FL), and Representative Tim Walz (D-MN) talked about concerns with the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system. Topics…

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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program

    Air Force officials testified at a hearing on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program. F-35 Joint Program Executive Director Lieutenant General Christopher Bogdan and F-35 Integration Office…

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    Dietary Guidelines

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testified at a hearing on the development of nutrition guidelines. Issues included he process for…

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    Veterans Suicide Risk

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the heavy reliance on medication by veterans and the possible adverse effects of opioid therapy, including the risk of suicide.

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