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    Representative Steve Pearce on Immigration Policy

    Representative Steve Pearce (R-NM) talked about the House Republican working group formed to address the flood of unaccompanied Central American immigrant children crossing into the U.S. Southern border. Some of the group’s recommendations were part of a House bill introduced the previous day to deal with the situation. He said that approximately two-thirds of the bill was for border security, and the other third was for humanitarian assistance. 

    C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.

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    Campaign Fundraising Oversight

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on the alleged abuses of taxpayer funds for political gain by the White House Office of Political Affairs. David Simas, director of the White House Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, was subpoenaed for the second time to appear to discuss alleged violations of the Hatch Act. Mr. Simas again chose not to appear, the White House counsel contending that Mr. Simas was immune from congressional compulsion to testify on matters relating to his official duties. The committee approved by a party-line vote of 19-14 a resolution rejecting those White House claims of executive immunity for presidential adviser David Simas.