431Apr 3, 2014
U.S. Trade Policy Agenda
U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman testified on the Obama administration’s trade policy agenda. He said he expected to finish negotiations on a trade deal amongst Pacific nations in ...
2,105Mar 12, 2014
Health and Human Services Department Fiscal Year 2015 Budget
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified on the Health and Human Services Department fiscal year 2015 budget request. She said that there was no plan to delay the health care law’s ...
752Mar 6, 2014
Treasury Secretary Lew on Fiscal Year 2015 Budget
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified on President Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. In his opening statement he also addressed President Obama’s executive order regarding ...
11,241Oct 29, 2013
Affordable Care Act Implementation
Marilyn Tavenner testified about the problems with the release of the Healthcare.gov Web site for the federal health insurance exchange. Ms. Tavenner in her opening statement apologized to ...
955Aug 1, 2013
Health Care Law Implementation
Witnesses testified on the status of their agencies' implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
3,703Jun 4, 2013
IRS Scrutiny of Non-Profit Organizations
Conservative activists testified on their claims that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had applied additional scrutiny to their tax-exempt status applications.
16,079May 17, 2013
Internal Revenue Service Scrutiny of Non-Profit Groups, Part 1
Acting Commissioner Steven Miller and Inspector General J. Russell George testified about revelations that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had applied additional scrutiny to groups applying for ...
739Apr 12, 2013
Fiscal Year 2014 Health and Human Services Budget
Secretary Sebelius testified on the Health and Human Services Department fiscal year 2014 budget request for $80.1 billion. Among the topics addressed were the implementation of the Affordable ...
350Apr 11, 2013
Treasury Secretary Lew on Fiscal Year 2014 Budget
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on President Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2014 budget.*Topics addressed in the hearing included sequestration ...
961Jan 22, 2013
History of the Debt Limit
Witnesses testified on the history of the national debt limit, negotiations between past Congresses and presidents to raise the limit, and executive branch constitutional options when the debt limit ...
941Jan 3, 2013
House Ceremonial Swearing-In, Part 1
House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected representatives. The event happens at the start of each Congress. The official swearing-in ceremony ...
264Dec 20, 2012
House Session, Part 1
At about 12:30 p.m., the House began debate on the rule for the defense authorization conference report.
At about 1:30 p.m, the House began debate on the rule for the two Plan B-related ...
130Dec 11, 2012
House Session, Part 2
The House continued its legislative session from earlier in the day.
519Sep 20, 2012
Taxation of Capital Gains
Witnesses testified about U.S. tax policy and the capital gains tax rate in the context of comprehensive tax reform.
The maximum capital gains tax rate was 15 percent, as compared to the maximum ...
599Aug 2, 2012
House Session, Part 2
1) H.R. 2139 - Lions Club International Century of Service Commemorative Act, as amended 2) H.R. 5986 - To amend the African Growth and Opportunity Act to extend the third-country fabric program and ...
1,038Jul 10, 2012
460Jun 27, 2012
Tax Credits and Welfare Programs
Witnesses testified about U.S. tax credits and welfare programs, and whether the programs discouraged work and higher earnings for recipients. Iain Duncan Smith, the first sitting foreign ...
1,070Jun 8, 2012
Tax Cuts Extensions
Witnesses testified on on expiring tax provisions and the criteria lawmakers should use to evaluate expiring tax provisions such as the Bush era tax cuts.
942May 8, 2012
Surface Transportation Bill
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Barbara Boxer (D-CA) convened an opening meeting of House and Senate conferees on the surface transportation bill. Senator Boxer and Ranking ...
1,067Feb 8, 2012
Corporate Taxes and Accounting Rules
Business executives testified on the effects of tax laws on corporate accounting practices, and how those practices influence decisions on hiring and other investments.
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