Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for Republican viewer responses to the question: “How should the congressional standoff over Department of Homeland Security spending and President Obama’s immigration executive action end?”
General Wesley Clark, former NATO supreme allied commander in Europe, talked about the U.S. national security and foreign policy issues. He named Ukraine as his top concern. He also discussed military strategy against ISIS* and the effectiveness of the current air campaign in Iraq and Syria.
* 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.
House Natural Resources Committee Chair Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT) talked about the struggle in Congress to pass a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of fiscal year 2016. Other topics included his concerns with border security enforcement on public lands.
Former British Defense Secretary Liam Fox talked about U.S.-United Kingdom (U.K) relations. He focused on the U.K.'s upcoming general election, the Transatlantic alliance, and growing security threats.
The House reconvenes to consider 2 bills under suspension of the rules, including H.R. 294, a bill providing long-term care for veterans, and H.R. 280, a bill authorizing the secretary of veterans affairs to recoup awards paid to their employees.
The House convenes for legislative business before it goes to recess. At approximately 10:45 am ET, House reconvenes for a joint meeting of Congress to hear an address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.