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Jim Steinle testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during a hearing focused on immigration policy. Steinle is the father of Kathryn Steinle, pictured in the background, the San Francisco woman allegedly murdered by an undocumented immigrant with a criminal history but evaded from deportation in part because of the city’s sanctuary laws. (The Hill)


Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) speaks with reporters in the Ohio Clock Corridor.

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) speaks with reporters in the Ohio Clock Corridor regarding the multi-year highway funding bill that she announced earlier with her negotiating partner, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. If successful, the legislation would be the first long-term transportation funding bill passed since 2005. (The Hill)



During sweltering heat reminiscent of summers in Havana, the Cuban flag was raised over the re-opened embassy for the first time since the breakdown of diplomatic relations with the country following the Cuban Revolution. The American Embassy in Cuba simultaneously opened its doors Monday morning. (The Hill)



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Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) holds her weekly press conference with the media, during which she expressed deep support for the nuclear agreement reached with Iran that was announced earlier in the week. The day before, Vice President Joe Biden met with House Democrats to gather legislative support for the nuclear accords. (The Hill)


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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen briefs the House Financial Services Committee on the country’s economic outlook and monetary policy. During the hearing, Yellen had several heated exchanges with members of the committee’s Republican majority and she expressed fierce resistance to proposed legislation increasing Congressional oversight of the Fed. (The Hill)


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James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, shakes hands with Sen. Richard Burr, the chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Comey was set to testify on the FBI’s efforts to prevent a future terrorist attack and the importance of continued cooperation between the bureau and Silicon Valley regarding cyber encryption. (The Hill)