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    Combating ISIS

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, FBI Director James Comey, and National Counterterrorism Center Director Nicholas Rasmussen testified at a hearing on the threat posed by ISIS* and…

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    Democratic Platform Committee Meeting, Day 2 Part 1

    The 2016 Democratic Platform Committee met to receive the report of the Platform Drafting Committee on the proposed party platform for the upcoming national convention in…

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    Democratic Platform Committee Meeting, Day 1 Part 2

    The 2016 Democratic Platform Committee held a meeting in Orlando, Florida, to receive the report of the Platform Drafting Committee on the proposed party platform for the upcoming…

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    Democratic Platform Committee Meeting, Day 1 Part 1

    The 2016 Democratic Platform Committee met to receive the report of the Platform Drafting Committee on the proposed party platform for the upcoming national convention in…

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    House Session

    The House passed by a 282-138 vote the fiscal year 2017 Defense Department spending bill. Members also approved a counterterrorism bill, which combines three previously-passed bills,…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines open for viewer comments on President Obama’s comment the previous day that using the phrase “radical Islam” is a talking point rather than a…

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    National Park Service Operations

    National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan Jarvis testified at a hearing on an Inspector General’s report on alleged sexual misconduct by NPS workers at Canaveral National…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules.

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    Airport Security Wait Times

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the effects of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening procedures on airports and airlines. The procedures had resulted in long…

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    Airport Security Wait Times

    Administrator Peter Neffenger testified at a hearing on the Transportation Security Administration’s recent surge in wait times for screening U.S. air passengers. Committee…

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    Commercial Air Travel to Cuba

    Homeland Security Department officials testified at a hearing on possible security risks posed by resuming commercial flights between the U.S. and Cuba.

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated nine bills under suspension of the rules, including bills dealing with tax identity theft, State Department programs to promote religious freedom, and U.S.-Taiwan…

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    Guantanamo Bay Transfers to the U.S.

    Officials from states and counties around the U.S. testified at a hearing on the Obama administration plan to close Guantanamo Bay Detention Center and transfer the detainees to facilities…

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted on several bills debated earlier in the day under suspension of the rules. 

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules.

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    Refugee and Visa Programs

    Homeland Security and State Department officials testified at a hearing on security concerns related to U.S. refugee and visa policy. Francis Taylor told committee members that the…

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    House Session

    The House approved a bill dealing with lawsuits against the federal government that could result in new regulations and requires the government to give public notice when it begins…

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    House Session

    By a vote of 407 to 19, the House approved H.R. 158, a bill that makes changes to the Visa Waiver Program affecting travelers from Iraq, Syria, and 36 other countries.

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    House Session

    The House voted 289-137 to approve H.R. 4038, a bill to limit the number of Syrian refugees admitted to the U.S. until increased security checks are in place.

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