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    U.S. Policy in Iraq and Syria

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on U.S. policy in Iraq and Syria following the loss of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, which was captured by ISIS* on May 17, 2015. The witnesses argued that the Obama administration’s policies were not working and that ISIS was expanding.

    * The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “Is climate change an ‘immediate risk’ to national security?” The question was drawn from President’s Obama’s previous day U.S. Coast Guard commencement address in which he said climate change is an “immediate risk” to national security.

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    House Speaker Weekly Briefing

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) briefed reporters and responded to questions on his party’s legislative agenda. He said he opposes a two-month extension of the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs, an option that was being considered in the Senate.

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    House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed reporters and responded to questions on her party’s legislative agenda. She said he opposes a two-month extension of the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs, an option that was being considered in the Senate.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 62-38 to advance consideration of a trade promotion authority bill. Senators also voted on several judicial nominations.

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    Representative Adam Smith on Obama Administration Strategy Against ISIS

    Representative Adam Smith (D-WA) talked about Obama administration strategy in the fight against *ISIS. He also briefly discussed the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s investigation into the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

    * The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    Terrorism Financing

    The House Financial Services Committee Terrorist Financing Task Force held a hearing on combating the financing of terrorist groups and threats from transnational organized crime networks. Witnesses provided recommendations for targeting these networks and cutting off funding from illicit oil sales, money laundering, and drug trafficking.

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    Senator Mike Rounds on Obama Administration Against ISIS

    Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) talked about the fight ISIS* in Iraq and around the world, and other key issues before Congress. He also talked about his legislative priorities as a freshman senator.

    * The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    Transportation Security Administration Confirmation Hearing

    Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger testified at a hearing on his nomination for Homeland Security assistant secretary and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) administrator. Among the subjects he answered questions on were TSA challenges, vulnerabilities, and breaches; rail issues; emerging threats and information sharing; and TSA interactions with the public.

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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