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    House Democrats Rally at U.S. Capitol

    Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and other House Democrats spoke to reporters and supporters outside the Capitol after ending the sit-in in the House over gun control legislation that…

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    Coverage of House Democratic Gun Legislation Sit-In, Part 2

    Live footage of House Democrats' sit-in played from the House floor via Periscope and Facebook video feeds as Democratic members attempted to force House Republicans to allow a vote on gun…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated amendments to H.R. 5293, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2017.

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    House Session

    The House passed a Puerto Rico debt relief bill, and began work on a Legislative Branch appropriations bill. Representative Warren Davidson (R-OH) was sworn in to the seat previously held…

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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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    House Session

    The House debated amendments to the defense authorization bill. 

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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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    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 veterans. Committee members…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed H.R. 4885, which determines how user fees collected by the IRS are used, and H.R. 1206, which deals with IRS hiring and agency employees who have delinquent tax debt.

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    Defense Department Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford, and Defense Comptroller Michael McCord testified at a House Armed Services Committee on the department’s…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House approved a bill that would require the federal government to have a plan to block international travel by terrorists and foreign fighters.

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    Air Force Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2017

    Air Force officials testified at a hearing on the service’s fiscal year 2017 budget request. In opening remarks, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff General David Goldfein told subcommittee…

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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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    Military Operations Against ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified on U.S. military strategy to combat ISIS* militants in Iraq and Syria. Secretary Carter…

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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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    Defense Department Cyber Strategies

    Pentagon officials testified at a hearing on Defense Department efforts to combat cybersecurity threats. Other topics included Russian airstrikes in Syria and the potential negative impact…

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    U.S. Military Operations in Afghanistan

    General John Campbell, commander of U.S. Forces - Afghanistan, testified before the House Armed Services Committee on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, as well as the Doctors Without Borders…

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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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    Veterans and Health Care Contracts

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the procurement of non-Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care services for former soldiers who usually receive medical care from VA facilities.…

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    Veterans Affairs Health Care and Budget

    Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald testified at a hearing on his department’s fiscal year 2015 budget shortfall. The secretary warned committee members of the…

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