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Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL), left, departs following a news conference held by House Republicans on 'Protecting America's Veterans' at the U.S. Capitol on May 29, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL), left, departs following a news conference held by House Republicans on 'Protecting America's Veterans' at the U.S. Capitol on May 29, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Veterans Chairman Misses Vote — House Likes Bill So Much, Votes Twice

That bill for veterans is popular. So popular in the House that it won unanimous approval — twice. They had to vote twice, because the chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, who has spent considerable time investigating the shortcomings of...

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A student with chocolate milk during lunch hour.

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A student with chocolate milk during lunch hour.

Chocolate Milk Ban in Doubt: Connecticut’s Malloy Unhappy

Connecticut’s Dannel Malloy may have just made himself the most popular politician in America among those too young to vote. How? By sticking up for a cherished, if not altogether healthy, schoolhouse lunchroom tradition: Chocolate milk. After the state Legislature...

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A cannabis plant greets job seekers as they sign in at CannaSearch, Colorado's first cannabis job fair, on March 13, 2014 in Denver.

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A cannabis plant greets job seekers as they sign in at CannaSearch, Colorado's first cannabis job fair, on March 13, 2014 in Denver.

‘Marijuana Laws Don’t Work’: Oregon’s Blumenauer

Overhauling marijuana laws, a legislative focus of Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, is also a theme in his political advertisements. “Our marijuana laws don’t work and cost the government billions. Let states set their own laws. Tax it, use...

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Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner leaves after a media availability on Feb. 25, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner leaves after a media availability on Feb. 25, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Boehner: Tax Overhaul No. 1 Bill

The best seat in the House belongs to a tax-code overhaul. House Speaker John Boehner is reserving the bill number HR 1 for the rewrite of the tax code, according to Kevin Smith, a spokesman for the Ohio Republican. It’s...

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