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    Energy Security

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz testified at a hearing on his department’s responsibility to ensure energy security. He discussed the impact of climate change on energy security as well as…

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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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    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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    Florida Delegation Breakfast, Part 2

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) made a surprise appearance at a breakfast for the Florida delegation attending the Democratic National Convention. Other speakers included House Minority…

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    Affordable Care Act Cost Sharing

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on funding for the Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) program of the Affordable Care Act. Members heard from legal and health care policy experts on whether the…

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    House Session

    The House voted 231-196 to pass an Interior Department Spending bill. Following the completion of legislative work ahead of the House’s seven-week recess, Democrats delivered speeches on…

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    House Session

    The House debated several bills, including one that bars discrimination against health insurance providers who do not provide abortion coverage, and an Interior Department spending bill. 

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    House Session

    The House approved a separation of powers bill that would override legal precedent that requires courts give deference to federal agencies' interpretation of the law. Members also debated…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated the fiscal year 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House reconvened after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to a joint meeting of Congress. Members debated the rule governing three bills dealing with ozone pollution…

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    House Session

    The House debated the combined rule for two bills dealing with energy policy and congressional approval of the Washington, D.C. budget. Members also resumed consideration of an energy and…

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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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    Health Care Law Reinsurance Payments

    Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt testified at a hearing on $3.5 billion in payments made by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to insurance companies. The reinsurance program…

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    Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Markup Hearing, Part 2

    The House Budget Committee continued to consider amendments to its budget resolution for fiscal year 2017 during a markup held by the full committee. Most of the amendments considered…

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    Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Markup Hearing, Part 1

    The House Budget Committee met to mark up the fiscal year 2017 budget resolution.

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    U.S. Policy Toward Cuba

    Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) talked about U.S. policy toward Cuba, including the Obama administration’s decision to restore diplomatic relations and President Obama’s upcoming visit…

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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 release of 33…

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    House Session

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules, and took up H.R. 2347, a bill to require federal agencies to disclose additional information about federal advisory committee…

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    House Session

    The House passed a bill that restrict the Justice Department’s ability to investigate certain banking practices and limit the Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) oversight.

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    House Session

    The House convened for legislative session. Members voted to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood for one year.

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