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    Iran Sanctions and the Nuclear Agreement

    Juan Zarate and Richard Nephew testified on the structure and implications of sanctions relief to Iran through the nuclear agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Mr. Zarate served in the George W. Bush administration, and Mr. Nephew in 2013 and 2014 was the lead sanctions adviser for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran. They discussed concerns of increased funding of terror groups by Iran, the snapback provisions that would re-impose economic sanctions if Iran violates the deal, and the role of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in monitoring Iranian compliance.

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    Senator Bernie Sanders Remarks on the Economy

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, was interviewed about issues important to Hispanic businesses and communities. He answered questions concerning the economy, immigration, race relations, and issues affecting the Latino community. He also discussed his chances of winning the Democratic nomination and vowed not to run as a third-party candidate in the 2016 presidential election.

    This was part of a Presidential Candidate Q&A Series held by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at the Newseum.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of topics, including lobbying members of Congress on the Iran nuclear deal, efforts to de-fund Planned Parenthood, and the fate of the Export-Import Bank.

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    Senator Mitch McConnell on the Legislative Agenda

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke with reporters and responded to questions on the legislative agenda, including the six-year highway funding legislation just passed by the Senate. Other topics included the Iran nuclear agreement and Planned Parenthood.

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    House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) held her last weekly legislative press briefing before the August recess.

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    Chief of Naval Operations Confirmation Hearing

    Navy Admiral John Richardson gave testimony on his nomination to become chief of naval operations. During his testimony he said that there were alternatives to the Iran nuclear deal other than war.

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    Military Families Forum with General Martin Dempsey

    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey and his wife addressed the children of military families. General Dempsey answered a range of questions about his military career and offered advice to young men and women wanting to join the service. He also sang an Irish tune with the kids, the “Unicorn Song.”

    This was the opening general session of the Military Child Education Coalition’s 2015 National Training Seminar, "Military and Veteran Kids: Their Story, Our Mission", held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.