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Congressional Committees Hold Hearing on FDA User Fees

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, congressional committees heard testimony on the reauthorization of FDA user fees. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) heard testimony Tuesday while the House Energy & Commerce Committee held its meeting Wednesday. 221 more words

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CT Rallies to Protect Our Care

By Lynne Ide

On a cold and blustery March day, 100 motivated activists and advocates showed up in Hartford to showcase all the good that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has done for the people of Connecticut. 490 more words

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House bill would keep election systems 'critical'

A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives would further solidify state election systems as U.S. critical infrastructure, fund security upgrades for those systems and tap the Department of Homeland Security and the National Institute of Standards and Technology for security standards. 9 more words

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Lawmakers push DATA Act for financial industry

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has reintroduced a bill to modernize the financial reporting process for industry by mandating a standardized, machine-readable, open-data format.

Source: Lawmakers push DATA Act for financial industry — FCW

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Debt Limit Reached

As has happened many times before, the Treasury Department will prevent the United States from defaulting on its obligations by suspending certain obligations that would count against the debt limit. 129 more words

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Five Bills To Benefit Racing Filed In Texas Legislature

The Texas Thoroughbred Association and Texas Horsemen’s Partnership are excited to report that five bills have been filed with the Texas Legislature that could benefit the Texas racing industry. 347 more words

FEHBP Legislation Introduced in the House

Legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Representative Darrell Issa (CA-49) that would open up the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) to non-federal workers, retirees, and their eligible family members. 153 more words

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