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  • State Department and USAID Officials Testify on US Policy in Western Hemisphere
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    Foreign Policy in Western Hemisphere

    Officials from the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the Trump administration’s foreign policy toward Latin…

  • Secretary Pompeo Clashes with Lawmaker Over Diplomatic Security at Budget Hearing
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    State Department Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on his agency’s budget request for the 2019 fiscal year. Topics included U.S. diplomatic strategy, the proposed…

  • US House Meets for Legislative Business
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    House Session

    The House considered six bills under suspension of the rules, including one to raise the Secret Service limit on overtime pay, another on sanctions against Venezuela, and withholding U.S.…

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  • Foreign Affairs Panel Examines US Policy Toward Lebanon
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    U.S. Policy Toward Lebanon

    Two State Department officials testified at a hearing on U.S. policy toward Lebanon. The witnesses answered subcommittee members' questions on the state of U.S.-Lebanon relations, as well…

  • Hearing Examines State of USQatar Relations
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    U.S.-Qatar Relations

    Qatar experts testified at a hearing on that country’s relations with the U.S. following the recent blockade imposed by six Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia and Egypt, over alleged reports…

  • US House Meets for Legislative Business
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    House Session

    The House debated and passed several bills, including that reaffirms the U.S. commitment to NATO.

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  • Secretary Tillerson Testifies on FY 2018 State Department Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2018 State Department Budget

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testified at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on his department’s fiscal year 2018 budget request. He addressed members' concern over cuts in the proposed budget.…

  • US House Legislative Business
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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules, including bills dealing with crude oil spill preparedness and forensic evidence backlogs.

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  • Hearing on the Evolving Threat of ISIS
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    Evolving Threat of ISIS

    Brett McGurk testified at a hearing on the threat posed by ISIS* in Iraq, Syria, and Libya. Mr. McGurk had recently returned from the region where he met with Syrian Kurdish groups in…

  • Hearing on US Pakistan Relations
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    U.S.-Pakistan Relations

    State Department Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson testified at a hearing on the future of U.S.-Pakistan relations. He said Pakistan was becoming a more…

  • Hearing on Curbing Islamic State Recruitment
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    Combating ISIS

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the motivations of foreign fighters, including Americans, who had joined the militant group *ISIS, and what the U.S. and its allies were doing to counter…

  • Hearing on Terrorism in Iraq
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    Violence and Politics in Iraq

    State and Defense Departments officials testified about the dominance of the militant group ISIS.* Brett McGurk told the committee that the situation in Iraq was extremely serious, and that ISIS…

  • Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange
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    Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange

    Witnesses testified on the national security implications of the exchange of five Taliban detainees for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. Witnesses included a soldier who served alongside…

  • Hearing on Iran Nuclear Deal
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    Iran Nuclear Deal

    Witnesses testified on the details of the Iran nuclear agreement reached in November 2013. Members of both parties and scientists criticized the Obama administration’s deal with Iran, with…

  • Morning Hour
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    Morning Hour

    The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics.

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  • House Session
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    House Session

    Following One Minutes, House will debate the rule for H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013. At approximately 1:40-1:50 p.m. the House will have its first vote…

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  • AlShabaab Terrorist Threat
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    Al-Shabaab Terrorist Threat

    Witnesses testified about the al-Shabaab terrorist group, which claimed responsibility for the September 2013 attack and hostage-taking last at a Nairobi, Kenya, shopping mall. Among the topics…

  • House Foreign Affairs Cmte Discusses Federal Aid Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2014 Foreign Aid Budget

    Rajiv Shah and Daniel Yohannes testified on the budget request for their respective foreign assistance programs, the Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Millennium Challenge…

  • House Hearing on Benghazi Consulate Attack
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    House Hearing on Benghazi Consulate Attack

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The secretary faced questions about why there were not more security…

  • House Ceremonial SwearingIn Ceremony Part 1
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    House Ceremonial Swearing-In Ceremony, Part 1

    House Speaker John Boehner held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected representatives. The event happens at the start of each Congress. The official swearing-in ceremony took…

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