State Department Daily Briefing
John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international topics, including Turkey’s response to a recent bomb attack by ISIS* militants.717 views
* 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.
Secretary of State John Kerry on Human Trafficking Report
The State Department released the 2015 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, which evaluates the efforts of countries around the world to fight slavery. Cuba and Malaysia were removed from the TIP “black list.” This was the 15th TIP report, and included narratives from 188 countries and territorities.302 views
Senate Session, Part 1
Following any leadership remarks, the Senate was in a period of morning business, with senators permitted to speak on any topic. The Senate resumed debate on a highway funding bill.397 views
Investments in Science and Innovation
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) held a forum on strengthening investments in scientific research as a way to grow the economy and create jobs. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) was the first presenter, and he was followed by a panel of researchers and academics.289 views
This event was part of a series of forums organized by Senator Warren and Representative Cummings, their Middle Class Prosperity Project.
The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics.133 views
House Session, Part 1
The House convened with members giving one minute speeches.109 views
House Session, Part 2
The House convened for a legislative session and debated a number of bills under suspension of the rules.66 views