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    Washington Journal Program 6/3/2015

    Live daily at 7 a.m. ET, “Washington Journal” is a forum for leading journalists and public policy makers to discuss key events and legislation.

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    Question Time

    Prime Minister David Cameron answered questions from members of his party and the opposition. Topics included housing, the British economy, jobs programs, and the National Health Service.

    This was the first Question Time since Prime Minister Cameron was re-elected in the May 7 general election and convening of the new Parliament.

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    Freedom of Information Act and Government Transparency

    Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) officers from the Departments of Treasury, State, Justice, and Homeland Security testified on their agencies' compliance with and response to FOIA requests.

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement and U.S. Middle East Policy

    Middle East scholars testified on a potential Iranian nuclear agreement and its implications for U.S. policy in the region.

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    Internal Revenue Service Data Theft

    Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen and Inspector General for Tax Administration Russell George testified on the recent data theft that compromised the private information of over 100,000 taxpayers.

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    Amtrak Derailment

    Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Railroad Administration, Amtrak, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen testified on the May 2015 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight people.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate passed H.R. 2048, the USA FREEDOM Act,67-32, which makes changes to National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance provisions under the PATRIOT act that expired on June 1. All amendments failed; thus, the bill went to President Obama to sign.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest responded to reporters' questions on a variety of topics, including proposed amendments to the USA FREEDOM Act, U.S. military efforts in Iraq, Iran’s nuclear program, and reports of Transportation Security Agency (TSA) failures.

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    Florida Economic Growth Summit

    Governors Scott Walker (R-WI), Chris Christie (R-NJ) and Bobby Jindal (R-LA), Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), and former Governors Jeb Bush (R-FL), Rick Perry (R-TX) and Mike Huckabee (R-AR) were among the speakers at the Florida Economic Growth Summit in Orlando.

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    Takata Air Bag Recall

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on concerns that air bags made by Japanese auto supplier Takata could deploy too forcefully, thus spraying metal fragments inside the vehicle. In May 2015, the company expanded its recall in the U.S. to more than 30 million cara. The recall affected 10 automakers, including Honda, Toyota, Ford, and General Motors.