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    Genetically Modified Food

    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official Michael Landa testified at a hearing on the regulation of genetically modified food ingredients. In the second panel, advocates and opponents of government requiring…

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    Takata Airbag Defects

    Automaker executives and federal safety officials testified at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on defects in vehicular airbags manufactured by Japanese supplier Takata that…

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    House Session

    The House passed, 230-182, H.R. 5781, the California Emergency Drought Relief Act, and rejected a Democratic motion to recommit.

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    U.S. Response to Ebola

    Dr. Tom Frieden and other public health officials testified on the federal response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Dr. Frieden urged lawmakers to approve President Obama’s emergency…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. Members delivered Special Order speeches. Earlier, the chamber passed H.R. 4795, a bill altering construction permit requirements under the…

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    House Session

    House members debated four bills under suspension of the rules and passed H.R. 4012, which requires the EPA to disclose the scientific data it uses to justify its regulations. Members…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    Representative Henry Waxman on Health Care

    Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) talked about global health and health care policy challenges. He discussed some of the major legislation he helped pass involving pharmaceutical drugs and the tobacco…

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    U.S. Response to Ebola

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden and other federal health officials testified on government agency efforts to combat Ebola. They addressed issues such as…

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    Prescription Drugs and Medical Advances

    Secretary Sylvia Burwell and other government and private sector healthcare leaders testified about ongoing medical community efforts to improve and develop and new treatments and cures.…

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    Sports Safety and Brain Injuries, Sports Officials Panel

    A House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee examined the issue of improving sports safety from brain injuries. Panelists testified on the efforts of youth and professional sports leagues to…

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    Antibiotic Resistance and Drug Development

    Dr. Janet Woodcock testified at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on combating antibiotic resistance and improving drug development. She outlined her concerns in the…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House debated a combined rule for H.R. 2 and H.R. 4, two anti-regulatory bills, following a vote in favor of a rule governing the debate. Final votes on the legislation are expected…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated H.R. 3522, the Employee Health Care Protection Act. The bill that allows insurance companies the option to continue offering all group-market plans until 2018. Afterwards,…

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    General Motors Ignition Switch Recall

    General Motors CEO Mary Barra and David Friedman, acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, testified at a hearing on the automaker’s ignition switch…

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    News Conference on General Motors Ignition Switch Recall

    Family members of people who were killed in crashes caused by General Motors' cars with defective ignition switches held a news conference prior to a House investigative hearing on the…

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    Affordable Care Act Implementation

    Representatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act within their respective…

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    Biomedical Innovation

    Officials from the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the University of Michigan Medical School testified on the state of biomedical innovation and the search…

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    Centers for Disease Control Anthrax Lab Incident

    Witnesses testified about a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lab incident in June 2014 in which potentially dozens of staff members were exposed to anthrax because safety procedures were…

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    Health Care Law and Federal Subsidies

    Witnesses testified on federal subsidies to insurance providers under the Affordable Care Act. The subsidies, also referred to as “risk corridors,” limit health care providers' losses and…

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