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Livestream: Attorney General Nominee Bill Barr Testifies Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Former attorney general William Barr, President Trump's nominee to head the Justice Department, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern on his nomination. 

Barr's prepared testimony is available here. 

Watch the testimony below (via the Washington Post):  

Congress

What Independent Investigations of the Past Can Teach Congress About Its Role in the Mueller Probe

In the last fifty years, Congress has three times investigated potential criminal activity by a sitting president. A new white paper from Protect Democracy examines lessons from those investigations for the new Congress.

Trade and Security

The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018

After several months of back-and-forth, the Senate and House of Representatives agreed on a consensus version of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) on July 23. FIRRMA reforms the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) process currently used to evaluate and address national security-related concerns related to foreign investment into the United States.

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