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  • Hearing on USTaiwan Relations
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    U.S.-Taiwan Relations

    Kin Moy testified at a hearing on U.S. and Taiwan relations. Formal recognition of Taiwan ended in 1978, but the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979 and other laws allowed the U.S. to maintain…

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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 H.R. 3979, the…

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  • Secretary Jeh Johnson Testimony on Immigration Policy
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    Immigration and Border Security

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on President Obama’s executive action on immigration. Secretary Johnson defended the president’s…

  • US House Legislative Business
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    House Session, Part 1

    The House took up H. Res. 676, which authorizes a lawsuit against President Obama for executive actions he took to delay the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act. GOP Reps. Broun-GA,…

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  • 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 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…

  • DHS Secretary Johnson on Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
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    Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Customs and Border Patrol officials testified on ways to respond to the influx of unaccompanied…

  • Hearing on Global Terrorist Threats
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    Global Terrorist Threats

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey, and National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen testified at a House Homeland…

  • US House Legislative Business
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    House Session

    The House passed H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

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  • Hearing on Drone Regulations
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    Drone Technology and Safety

    Witnesses testified at ahearing on the state of the unmanned aircraft system industry and efforts to integrate drones into existing U.S. airspace. They answered questions on safety and…

  • Federal Protective Services Security Challenges
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    Security of Federal Buildings and Facilities

    Representatives from the Federal Protective Service (FPS) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified on the FPS and improving the security of federal facilities. Mark…

  • Hearing on Homeland Security Challenges
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    Homeland Security Department Oversight

    Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at a Homeland Security Department oversight hearing. Topics included on such issues as counterterrorism, border security, emergency preparedness, and…

  • Threat of Boko Haram
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    Boko Haram and Nigerian Schoolgirls Abduction

    State and Defense Department officials testified on the threat of Boko Haram in the wake of the militant Islamist group’s abduction of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls. Sarah Sewell called on…

  • USRussia Nuclear Negotiations
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    U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Negotiations

    State Department officials testified before a House Foreign Affairs joint subcommittee hearing on U.S.-Russia nuclear arms negotiations as relations with Russia deteriorated in the wake of…

  • 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 US Policy on North Korea
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    U.S. Policy Toward North Korea

    State Department officials testified on changes in U.S policy toward North Korea since 1994. Topics included the country’s nuclear program and human rights record.

  • US House General Speeches
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    House Session

    The House considered a number of bills, including H.R. 3826, which would restrict the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of carbon emissions by coal-fired power plants. H.R. 2641,…

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  • Extent of Terror Threats Posed by al Qaeda
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    Homeland Security Threats

    Former Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), retired Army General Jack Keane, former Representative Jane Harman (D-CA), and Seth Jones of the RAND Corporation testified on threats to homeland security…

  • US House Legislative Business
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    House Session

    Following one minute speeches, the House debated five bills under suspension of the rules including H.R. 4709, a bill to develop a coordinated approach by pharmacists, industry officials,…

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  • Washington Journal US Options in Iraq
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    Representative Scott Perry on U.S. Options in Iraq

    Representative Scott Perry (R-PA), an Iraq war veteran, talked about the military, political, and diplomatic options the U.S. should take and consider in reaction to ongoing violence in Iraq.…

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