Military Cyber Operations
Military officials testified at a hearing on the Pentagon’s cyber operations to combat ISIS.*263 views
* 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.
Senate Bipartisan Gun Control Proposal
Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and eight other senators from both parties presented proposed compromise gun-control legislation the day after four gun-control amendments failed on the Senate floor. The bipartisan “Terrorist Firearms Prevention Act of 2016” would prevent people on the No Fly List or the Selectee List from purchasing firearms. Senator Collins said that she hoped the House would give her bipartisan proposal a vote. She reminded her House colleagues that a majority of Americans support such legislation.2,570 views
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee heard from former ambassador William Brownfield about the threat of transnational organized crime to U.S. and global security. Mr Brownfield is the Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. He talked about U.S. efforts against drug trafficking, human trafficking, and the smuggling of wildlife, weapons and other property. He also spoke about corruption around the globe, and its existence as an enabler for transnational criminal activity. He said that while much progress has been made on many fronts, there is still much work to be done.174 views
House Republican Policy Agenda
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and other House Republicans spoke to reporters about their policy agenda if Republicans win the White House in November.564 views
This was the fourth component of the party’s “A Better Way” plan unveiled in January 2016.
Representative Paul Gosar on Immigration Status and Military Service
Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ) talked about his amendment to the fiscal year 2017 defense spending bill that would allow only immigrants who have a “lawful immigration status” under the Immigration and Nationality Act to enlist in the military.392 views