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This week on Newsmakers, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, talks about congressional strategy for dealing with the debt.
Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) talks about defense issues, including this past week's Defense Department report on sexual assaults on women, defense spending and the FY2014 DOD budget, and what the U.S. should do about Syria.
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Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, talks about key issues facing veterans such as jobs, delays in veterans benefits claims, and why officials at the Dept of VA have been paid bonuses despite a claims backlog.
On this weeks Newsmakers, Representative Adam Smith (D-WA), House Armed Services Committee talks about an array of defense issues.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) discusses House legislation on immigration. A group of eight House members, including our guest has been working on developing an immigration bill. He discusses this effort and the role he thinks the President should play.
Representative Buck McKeon, Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, talks about criticism of President Obama's proposed defense budget issued this week.
As Congress wrestles to find a compromise on gun legislation concerning universal background checks and gun trafficking, the director of Gun Owners of America describes why it opposes the measures senators are considering.
The president of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, talks about the immigration debate and what to do about low-income and high-income workers from other countries and how the wages they're paid affects American workers.
Sen. Tom Coburn talks about the budget, the CR, his longtime thinking about the fiscal cliff, as well as the debate over gun legislation. He has proposed 23 amendments to the current budget bill.
Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA), the new chairman of the Republican Study Committee, discusses the congressional debate over spending and taxes and other topics, including energy policy and the RSC's opposition to a carbon tax.
Representative Sander Levin (D-MI), the ranking member on the House Ways and Means Committee, talks about tax reform, the future of Social Security and Medicare, and how Congress is addressing the budget cuts, debt, and the U.S. economy.
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