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    Military Operations in Afghanistan

    General John Campbell, commander of U.S. Forces - Afghanistan, testified on U.S. operations in Afghanistan. Topics included the Doctors Without Borders in Kundhz hospital that was accidentally hit in a U.S. airstrike, U.S. troop levels and the drawdown plan, training and readiness of the Afghan security forces, and the threat of the Taliban and terrorist organizations to the security and stability of the Afghan government.

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    NLRB Labor Violations Ruling

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on a National Labor Relations Board ruling that companies can be held responsible for labor violations committed by their contractors. Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN) had authored legislation in hopes of overturning the decision. Business owners from North Dakota and Texas argued that the decision would negatively affect their companies.

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    Strategic Petroleum Reserve

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, advocates, and private sector officials testified on how to modernize the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

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    Senator Marco Rubio on Innovation and the Economy

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, delivered remarks on the economy, taxes, and technology in New York City.

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    Governor John Kasich at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    Governor John Kasich (R-OH), a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, made remarks at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on issues important to Hispanic businesses, including immigration, job creation, national security, and federal spending.

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    Veterans Health Legislation

    Veterans Affairs Department officials and advocates testified at hearing on pending health and benefits legislation.