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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “What are the transportation infrastructure needs in your community?”

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    Washington Journal Program 7/28/2015

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

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    Ray LaHood on the Highway Trust Fund

    Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood talked about the role of the Highway Trust Fund and efforts to fund it before it runs out of money at the end of the month. He also discussed the fate of state construction projects if funding expires.

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    Meghan McCarthy on the Affordable Care Act

    Meghan McCarthy talked about legislative and legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act following the Supreme Court’s decision in King v Burwell. She also discussed efforts to expand Medicaid under the law.

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    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.

    * 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 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.

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    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.

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    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. 

    This event was part of a series of forums organized by Senator Warren and Representative Cummings, their Middle Class Prosperity Project.