Congress

Guns in the House? A raucous Natural Resources panel debate

House Natural Resources Committee Republicans on Wednesday defeated Rep. Jared Huffman’s (D-Calif.) push to reinstate an explicit ban on carrying firearms to the committee room after a lengthy and occasionally heated debate. The panel’s chair, Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), repeatedly declined to clarify, under questioning […]

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Biden and McCarthy hold ‘first good’ meeting on debt ceiling, but ‘no agreements, no promises’

President Joe Biden met Wednesday with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in search of a path to lifting the nation’s debt ceiling — and averting the potential for an economic catastrophe. They emerged from the hourlong session agreed on at least one thing: It could’ve gone […]

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House Republicans Seek to Mandate VA’s EHR Program Improve or Face Termination

A group of Republican House lawmakers introduced legislation on Friday that would block the Department of Veterans Affairs from rolling out its multi-billion dollar Oracle Cerner Millennium electronic health record at future medical facilities until certain performance and facility readiness metrics are met, as well […]

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There are Just 7 Long COVID-19 Symptoms

People experiencing long-lasting effects from COVID-19—known as “long COVID” or post-COVID conditions—are susceptible to developing only seven health symptoms for up to a year following the infection. They are: fast-beating heart, hair loss, fatigue, chest pain, shortness of breath, joint pain, and obesity. To develop their findings, […]

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DOD Needs to Expand Guidance on ‘Information Environment’ Training, Watchdog Says

The Pentagon’s training to help Defense Department leaders navigate the global “information environment”—including social media content, wireless communications and information technology—could be bolstered by providing additional guidance and expanding covered topics, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office released on Thursday. The watchdog’s […]

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The National Intelligence Director: Over-Classification Undermines Democracy

The national intelligence director did not mince words: the government has an over-classification problem.  “Over-classification undermines critical democratic objectives, such as increasing transparency to promote an informed citizenry and greater accountability,” said Avril Haines, director of national intelligence, during a conference at the Lyndon B. […]

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