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    Local Law Enforcement and Terrorist Attacks

    Local law enforcement officials from around the country appeared before the House Homeland Security Committee to talk about their counterterrorism efforts. Witnesses, who included New York…

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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 other…

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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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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted on several bills debated earlier under suspension of the rules. One of the bills, which aimed to combat money laundering and terrorism financing and would have expanded the…

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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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    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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    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 Seashore. Mr. Jarvis…

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    House Session

    The House approved several bills under suspension of the rules, including legislation dealing with inspectors' general subpoena powers and construction of medical facilities for veterans.…

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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, and is…

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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 strategy. Also, House…

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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 security lines,…

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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 members asked him…

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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 on U.S.…

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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 Department of…

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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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