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    Nuclear Deterrence

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on U.S. nuclear deterrence policy.

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    Middle East Policy and Combating ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Martin Dempsey testified on combating ISIS* and U.S. strategy in the Middle East. Secretary Carter told the…

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    Representative Adam Smith on Obama Administration Strategy Against ISIS

    Representative Adam Smith (D-WA) talked about Obama administration strategy in the fight against *ISIS. He also briefly discussed the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s…

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    House Session

    The House amended and passed H.R. 1735, the fiscal year 2016 defense authorization measure. The final vote was 269-151 in favor of the legislative package.

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House considered H.R. 1735, a bill that would authorize $515 billion for national defense programs and $89.2 billion in war funding for overseas contingency operations.

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    House Session

    The House voted 242-184 to pass H.R. 36, a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks and in favor 338-88 on a bill to limit National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance. The House started…

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    Defense Authorization Markup, Part 2

    The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up a fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill. In part 2, members voted on more en bloc amendment packages.

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    Defense Authorization Markup, Part 1

    The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up a fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill.  Following opening remarks from the committee chair and ranking member, members voted on…

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    Defense Authorization Markup, Part 5

    The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up a fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill. During the day-long markup, notable amendments debated involved the F-35 fighter jet, and…

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    Defense Authorization Markup, Part 4

    The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up a fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill. Members debated amendments on defense funding for technology developments, missile…

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    Defense Authorization Markup, Part 3

    The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up a fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill. Committee members considered amendments on designation of public lands for military…

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    U.S.-Afghanistan Policy

    General John Campbell, the commander of Operation Resolute Support and the U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, testified at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. military strategy in…

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    Islamic Extremism Threat

    Witnesses testified at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the threat posed by Islamic extremism and possible U.S. foreign policy implications. Retired Lieutenant General…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House passed H.R. 644, the Fighting Hunger Incentive Act, by a 279-137 vote. Members delivered speeches on any topic.

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    Newsmakers with Representative Adam Smith

    House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) talked about the use of military force against *ISIL. He defense secretary nominee Ashton Carter, the Department of…

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    Benghazi Consulate Attack and Diplomatic Security

    Representatives from the State Department and CIA provided updates on pending committee requests for documents and interviews at the third public hearing of the House Select Committee on…

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    House Session

    The House amended and passed H.R. 240, a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security through September 2015 and defunding executive action on immigration, and H.R. 37, an…

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    Benghazi Consulate Attack and Diplomatic Security

    Greg Starr, assistant secretary of State for diplomatic security, and Steve Linick, inspector general with the State Department, testified before the House Select Committee on the Events…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session. They passed H.R. 5759, a bill that would nullify President Obama’s immigration executive order, as well as a Senate amendment to…

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    Secretary Hagel on U.S. Strategy Against Terrorists, Part 1

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testified at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating *ISIL. He was accompanied by Lieutenant General William…

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