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    Community Development Efforts

    Civic and policy leaders talked about community development efforts in distressed neighborhoods and ways to provide young people better access to education and employment.

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    Christian Science Monitor Breakfast with Representative Michael McCaul

    House Homeland Security Committee Chair Michael McCaul (R-TX) talked with reporters and responded to questions at a “Monitor Breakfast” hosted by the Christian Science Monitor at the St. Regis Hotel. 

    He spoke about U.S. national security threats and challenges, including military action against ISIS.* He also warned against allowing the PATRIOT Act to expires, saying it could make the U.S. vulnerable to terrorist threats.

    * 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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    Senate Democrats on Amtrak Funding

    Senate Democrats representing states along Amtrak’s Northeast corridor held a news conference. The called on Congress to fully fund the rail service’s fiscal year 2016 funding request following the May 12, 2015, derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight people and injured more than 200.

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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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    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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    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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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Marie Harf responded to questions from reporters on a variety of international topics, including the so-called Islamic State’s* seizure of Ramadi and the release of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s e-mails.

    *The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    Transportation Security Administration Nomination

    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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    New Member of Congress, Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman

    Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) talked about her role as a new member of Congress. She’s the first African-American woman to serve in the New Jersey delegation. She spoke about her experiences so far as a member of Congress, and her efforts to make progress on issues such as gun control.

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    New Member of Congress, Representative Mike Bost

    Representative Mike Bost (R-IL) talked about his role as a new member of Congress. Representative Bost is a former Marine, volunteer firefighter, and owns a beauty shop with his wife. He spoke about his time in the Illinois state legislature, his impressions of Washington, D.C., and his reasons for serving.

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