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  • Hearing Focuses on Violent Extremism
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    Violent Extremism

    The Senate Homeland Security Committee held a hearing on the ideology behind violent extremism and potential tools the U.S. can use to counter it. Former National Counterterrorism Center…

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  • Secretary Kelly Travel Ban Injunctions Hobbling Homeland Security Screening Effort
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    Homeland Security Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

    Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly testified about President Trump’s 2018 budget request for his agency. He answered senators' questions and addressed several issues including terrorism,…

    5,427 views
  • Treasury Secretary Government Shutdown Not Our Primary Objective
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    Treasury Department Budget and Debt Ceiling

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified on President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget request for his department. He urged Congress to address the federal debt limit before the August recess…

    8,496 views
  • Senate Committee Considers FEMA and White House Budget Office Nominations
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    FEMA and OMB Nominations

    The president’s nominees to be the next White House Budget deputy director, White House Budget Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency…

    7,458 views
  • Senate Budget Committee Hearing Examines Trump Economic Policy
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    Economic Growth Policies

    Former Senator Phil Gramm (R-TX), a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, testified at a hearing on the economic growth policies of the Trump administration. In protest of…

    803 views
  • Senate Democrats and OMB Director Clash Over FY 2018 Budget
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    President's Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

    White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney testified before the Senate Budget Committee on President Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018. While Republican committee members generally praised…

    5,465 views
  • Hearing Examines Rise of MS13 Crime Gang in US
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    Border Security and Crime

    Law enforcement officials from New York, Massachusetts and Maryland testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on efforts to combat the MS-13 street…

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  • Federal Officials Testify on Waste Fraud and Abuse
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    Waste and Fraud in the Federal Government

    Witnesses testified on duplication, waste, and fraud in areas of the federal government, including improper refundable tax credits by the IRS. Witnesses included the comptroller general of…

    802 views
  • Fragmented Libya Complicates International Response Experts Warn
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    U.S. Policy Toward Libya

    A former U.S. ambassador to Libya was among the two foreign relations experts testifying at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the ongoing civil conflict in Libya and the role the…

    722 views
  • Former Customs and Border Protection Officials Testify on Border Wall Construction
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    Border Wall Construction

    The Senate Homeland Security Committee held a hearing on the planning, designing, and cost of President Trump’s proposed fence for the U.S.-Mexico border. Former Customs and Border…

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  • John Kelly Faces Questions on Border Wall Construction and Extreme Vetting
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    Border Security and Public Safety

    Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly testified at a hearing on public safety concerns and possible ways to improve border security, including planned construction of a border wall. Committee members questions focused…

    5,677 views
  • US Senate Meets for Legislative Business
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    Senate Session

    The Senate passed S. 89, a bill to reinstate am exemption for the Delta Queen, a historic wooden steamboat, to allow it to carry passengers overnight. It has been docked since 2008 due to a…

    659 views
  • US Senate Debates Montenegro Membership of NATO
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate approved a treaty allowing Montenegro to join the NATO alliance.

    363 views
  • Syrian Doctors Describe Unspeakable Horrors in Civil War Call for Aid
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    Syrian Civil War's Humanitarian Toll

    Three Syrian doctors were among the five witnesses at a hearing on the impact on the Syrian people of six years of constant militarized conflict in that country. They and two executives of…

    1,058 views
  • New FCC Chair Ajit Pai Testifies on Capitol Hill
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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai (R) and Commissioners Mignon Clyburn (D) and Michael O’Rielly (R) testified at an oversight hearing of their agency. Topics included open…

    3,730 views
  • Israeli Ambassador Nominee David Friedman Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    U.S. Ambassador to Israel Confirmation Hearing

    David Friedman testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on his nomination to be U.S. ambassador to Israel. Mr. Friedman, a bankruptcy attorney, advised President Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign…

    7,568 views
  • US Senate Confirms HUD and Energy Secretary Nominees
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    Senate Session

    The Senate confirmed former Texas Governor Rick Perry as Energy secretary. and Dr. Ben Carson’s as secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

    1,845 views
  • Federal Officials Testify on Government Waste Fraud and Mismanagement
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    Government Waste, Fraud, and Mismanagement

    Comptroller General Gene Dodaro testified before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on his agency’s report highlighting government programs that, in their assessment, are “high-risk” due to waste, fraud and…

    830 views
  • US Senate Debates Mick Mulvaney Nomination
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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate continued debate on Representative Mick Mulvaney’s (R-SC) nomination to be director of the Office of Management and Budget.

    2,183 views
  • White House Budget Director Nominee Mick Mulvaney Testifies on Capitol Hill
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    White House Budget Director Confirmation Hearing

    In the first of his two confirmation hearings for the day, Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) testified before the Senate Budget Committee on his nomination to be director of the Office of…

    2,960 views
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