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U.S. Strategy Against Islamic State Terrorists
Retired General John Allen, the special presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter ISIL, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the U.S. strategy and coalition efforts to defeat the militant Islamic group. He told the committee that recruitment of Syrian fighters against ISIL was higher than originally expected. Topics included the terms of President Obama’s formal request for a three-year authorization for military force (AUMF).1,252 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.
Monetary Policy Report
Chair Janet Yellen testified about the Federal Reserve Board’s semiannual report on monetary policy and the U.S. economic outlook for the year. She said that despite continued improvement in the economy, the bank would continue an accommodative monetary policy without raising interest rates.4,315 views
At the beginning of the hearing committee members voted unanimously to report favorably on legislation that would award a Congressional Gold Medal to foot soldiers who participated in Bloody Sunday, Turnaround Tuesday, or in the final Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March in March 1965,