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Senate Dems Urge GOP To Approve Natl Security Nominees

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
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“While ISIS is recruiting additional fighters every day, Republicans in the Senate are twiddling their thumbs,” Chuck Schumer said.

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Speaker Paul Ryan Signs 2016 Defense Policy Bill, Sends To Obama Again

The bill requires that the president come up with a plan to combat the Islamic State and dictates that Guantanamo Bay detainees cannot be moved to U.S. soil.

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Ryan: U.S. Should Halt Refugee Acceptance Until Vetting Improves

Speaker Paul Ryan said he will call for a vote on the matter in the House this week.

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E.U. Backs France’s ‘Mutual Defense’ Clause Request

France said E.U. nations could assist “either by taking part in France’s operations in Syria or Iraq, or by easing the load or providing support for France in other operations.”

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Reid: Senate Stands With France

“Just as France stood with us after the attacks of September 11, we stand with France today,” Reid said.

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Obama: Plan Against ISIS Is “Going to Work”

“There will be an intensification of the strategy we put forward, but the strategy we putting forward is will ultimately going to work,” Obama said.

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Senate Passes Defense Policy Bill, Prohibits Guantanamo Transfers To U.S.

The Pentagon

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday that the President will sign the bill, despite the Guantanamo stipulations.

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Obama Appoints New Anti-Islamic State Czar

Obama called Brett McGurk, who will assume the role of Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL next month, “one of my most trusted advisers on Iraq.”

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Obama Issues 2016 Defense Policy Bill A Veto

“The men and women who serve in our armed forces deserve adequate and responsible funding,not through a gimmick or not through a slush fund,” a WH spokesman said.

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Obama to Veto Defense Policy Bill

President Obama making remarks during a nationwide video conference on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. August 6, 2015

Republican lawmakers have accused Obama of “playing politics” with the bill. Listen to interviews with the members here.

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