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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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    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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    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 broadband internet service…

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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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    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, Part 2

    The House convened for a legislative session. Members voted 407-5 to pass the conference report accompanying S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.

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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 Republican Health Care Agenda

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke about the House Republican health care portion of their “Better Way” agenda. He said it aims to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. He was…

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    Home Appliance Energy Efficiency

    Leaders of organizations representing manufacturers and the Department of Energy were among the witnesses testifying at a hearing on current and future energy consumption regulations for…

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    Republican Economic Policy Agenda

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI and other Republican leaders announced an agenda to tackle what they called “burdensome government regulations.” Speaker Ryan also addressed comments President Obama made…

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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 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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    Communicators at CES on the Hill, Part 1

    Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI) and Bill Shuster (R-PA) were interviewed while attending a technology show on Capitol Hill where members of Congress met with entrepreneurs and tech company…

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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 Session

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

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    Pet Medication Industry

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on federal oversight of the pet medication industry. Tara Koslov talked about the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) report which found that prescription…

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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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    Encryption Technology and Law Enforcement

    Technology and law enforcement officials testified at a hearing on the use of encryption technology. Witness Amy Hess argued that without access to encrypted data on smartphones and other…

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