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    Military Cyber Operations

    Military officials testified at a hearing on the Pentagon’s cyber operations to combat ISIS.

    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.

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    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.

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    Transnational Organized Crime

    Former Ambassador William Brownfield testified on the threat of transnational organized crime to U.S. and global security. 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 against such types of crimes on many fronts, much work remains to be done.

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    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. 

    This was the fourth component of the party’s “A Better Way” plan unveiled in January 2016.

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    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.