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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    FCC commissioners testified at an oversight hearing on Federal Communications Commission operations. They discussed a range of issues such as consumer privacy rules pertaining to…

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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,”…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated the rules for two bills, a fiscal year 2017 defense appropriations bill and a bill prohibiting requiring the identity of contributors to tax-exempt organizations to be…

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    House Session

    The House is expected to debate the rule governing a Puerto Rico debt relief bill, followed by the rule for a $3.5 billion Legislative Branch Appropriations bill. Representative Warren…

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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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    Weekly Republican Address

    In the weekly Republican address, Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), vice chair of the Veterans' Affairs Committee, talked about the steps House Republicans were taking to improve the…

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    House Session

    The House approved by a vote of 295-129 H.R. 4974, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

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    House Session

    The House approved legislation to set up a task force to update best practices for prescribing pain medications.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules, including three dealing with opioid addiction, as well as a bill to reauthorize the Justice Department’s bulletproof…

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    Veterans' Health Care Delays

    Witnesses from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and oversight officials testified at a sometimes contentious hearing on ongoing delays in providing health care to…

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    Encryption Technology and Law Enforcement

    Technology and law enforcement officials testified at a hearing on the use of encryption technology. In the law enforcement, witness Amy Hess argued that without access to encrypted…

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill that prohibits the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from regulating Internet rates.

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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Oversight

    Mark Rosekind testified at a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration oversight hearing. Many committee members' questions focused on NHTSA’s implementation of various…

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    House Session

    The House approved two financial services bills, one dealing with the consolidated assets threshold for small bank holding companies and one on funding for the Financial Stability Oversight…

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    Morning Hour

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

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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Tom Wheeler and others testified at an oversight hearing on the agency’s operations. Topics included the FCC spectrum auction and…

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    House Session

    The House considered several bills under suspension of the rules, including several honoring the contributions of women coinciding with National Women’s History Month. H.R. 4336,…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House considered a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding extension and a measure to block international travel by terrorists and foreign fighters.

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    Biological Threat Preparedness

    Witnesses, including members of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense, testified at a hearing on how to prepare and respond to biological threats. The hearing came following the…

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill that revises requirements to allow restaurants to determine how calorie information is displayed. Members also approved a North Korea sanctions enforcement…

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