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    California State of the State Address

    California Governor Jerry Brown (D) delivered his annual state of the state address at the State Capitol in Sacramento. His goals for the state include investments in education, infrastructure, and health services.

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    President Obama's Executive Actions on Gun Control

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other witnesses testified at a hearing on President Obama’s executive actions on gun control. Attorney General Lynch emphasized that the president’s executive actions were constitutional. A man who lost his son in the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, stressed the need for gun control. Some present and former attorneys general cast doubt on the effectiveness of gun control measures.

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    Iran Nuclear Agreement Implementation

    Officials from the State Department and the National Nuclear Security Administration testified at a hearing on implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement.

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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Oversight

    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on his agency’s operations. Mr. Comey discussed the shootings in San Bernardino, California. He released new information about the suspects and told committee members he believes they were both radicalized before meeting online. Other topics included data encryption, and the ability of ISIS* militants to create foreign passports. 

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

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    Senate Democrats on Gun Violence Legislation

    Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Patty Murray (D-WA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) called for amendments to a budget reconciliation bill to address gun violence in the wake of a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.

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    Women for Hillary Campaign Endorsement Announcement

    Thirteen of the 14 female Democratic senators announced their endorsement of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate. They explained why they were supporting her presidential bid and showed a video of little girls expressing support. Then former Secretary of State Clinton delivered remarks to supporters at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill.

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    Senator Feinstein on Combating the Islamic State

    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) talked about combating ISIL.*

    This was a brief portion of her remote interview from San Francisco with John Dickerson on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

    *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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    Senate Democrats on Syrian Refugees

    Senate Democrats spoke to reporters about the influx of Syrian refugees seeking asylum in the U.S., but said that the program that should be scrutinized following the Paris terrorist attacks was the visa waiver program, not the refugee program. Senator Dianne Feinstein outlined some of the proposals in her bill to strengthening visa waiver program. She also argued for ensuring that terrorists could not obtain guns here in the U.S.

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    Highway and Mass Transit Funding

    House and Senate conferees made opening statements in a meeting to negotiate a long-term highway and mass transit funding bill. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Bill Shuster (R-PA) said the conference committee planed to finalize its report by November 30, 2015.

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    Climate Change and Environmental Policy

    Todd Stern testified at a hearing on the Obama administration’s environmental policies and goals at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris. Other topics addressed included the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon pollution, the U.S.-China climate agreement and Green Climate Fund, which helps developing countries address climate change.

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